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William Whitmire's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion

Office: State House (SC) - District 1, Republican

South Carolina Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 20, 2014 H 4223 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(81 - 22)
Feb. 26, 2009 H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Bill Passed - House
(87 - 24)
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 2 Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Tabled - House
(69 - 45)
Feb. 24, 2009 Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Rejected - House
(54 - 60)
March 21, 2007 H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill Passed - House
(91 - 23)
May 25, 2006 Amdt 3 to S 1084 Inclusion of Unborn Child/Fetus in Definition for Civil Suits Amendment Amendment Tabled - House
(65 - 31)
May 25, 2006 S 1084 Penalties For Harming An Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House
(81 - 18)

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