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Kevin Pearson's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: J. Kevin Pearson
Office: State House (LA) - District 76, Republican
First Elected: 11/17/2007
Last Elected: 11/19/2011
Next Election: 2015
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 2 Children: Adam, Rebecca
Birth Date: 1959

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 22, 2010 Amdt 87A Non-Viability Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(19 - 66)
April 22, 2010 Amdt 88 Health Risk Exemption from Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(17 - 67)
April 22, 2010 Amdt 89 Rape and Incest Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(21 - 65)
April 22, 2010 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - House
(76 - 13)
March 29, 2010 SB 528 Requiring an Ultrasound for an Abortion Senate Co-sponsor
June 11, 2008 SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House
(69 - 15)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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