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2017 All Abortion Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 3, 2017 National HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (237 - 189)
Aug. 13, 2017 TX HB 214 Premium Increase for Non-Emergency Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
Aug. 4, 2017 TX HB 215 Requires Additional Reporting for Abortions Performed on Minors Bill Passed - House (97 - 46)
July 25, 2017 TX SB 10 Changes for Abortion Requirements at Health Care Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
June 28, 2017 OH SB 145 Prohibits Dilation-and-Evacuation Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
June 1, 2017 NH SB 66 Authorizes Murder Charges for an Individual Who Causes the Death of a Fetus Bill Passed - House (186 - 170)
April 27, 2017 MI SB 163 Authorizes "Choose Life" License Plates Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
April 24, 2017 MN HF 812 Establishes Abortion Facility License Requirements Bill Passed - House (79 - 53)
April 24, 2017 MO HB 194 Prohibits Donation of Fetal Tissue Bill Passed - House (110 - 45)
April 11, 2017 HI SB 501 Requires Certain Disclosures from Limited Service Pregnancy Centers (41 - 10)
April 8, 2017 WV HB 2002 Amends Notification Requirements for Abortions Performed on Minors Concurrence Vote Passed - House (82 - 17)
April 8, 2017 WV HB 2002 Amends Notification Requirements for Abortions Performed on Minors Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
April 5, 2017 IA SF 471 Prohibits Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 3, 2017 NE LB 46 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to Create a "Choose Life" Specialty License Plate Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 5)
March 29, 2017 AZ SB 1367 Requires Physicians to Attempt to Revive Viable Fetus After Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11)
March 29, 2017 AZ SB 1367 Requires Physicians to Attempt to Revive Viable Fetus After Abortion Bill Passed - House (34 - 22)
March 27, 2017 TX SB 20 Prohibits Coverage of Abortion by Some Health Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10)
March 25, 2017 MT SB 329 Prohibits Abortion 20 Weeks After Fertilization Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
March 22, 2017 AR HB 1434 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 9)
March 21, 2017 TX SB 25 Prohibits Wrongful Birth Lawsuits (21 - 9)
March 21, 2017 OK HB 1549 Prohibits Abortions Based on Genetic Abnormalities Bill Passed - House (67 - 16)
March 20, 2017 AR HB 1434 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
March 14, 2017 IA SF 471 Prohibits Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
March 8, 2017 KY SB 8 Establishes a Tiered System for Federal Family Planning Funds Distribution Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
March 7, 2017 KY SB 8 Establishes a Tiered System for Federal Family Planning Funds Distribution Bill Passed - House (75 - 13)
Feb. 24, 2017 MT SB 282 Prohibits Abortion After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18)
Feb. 22, 2017 KY SB 8 Establishes a Tiered System for Federal Family Planning Funds Distribution Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Feb. 22, 2017 AZ SB 1367 Requires Physicians to Attempt to Revive Viable Fetus After Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
Feb. 16, 2017 NH SB 66 Authorizes Murder Charges for an Individual Who Causes the Death of a Fetus Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
Feb. 14, 2017 VA HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services (20 - 19)
Feb. 14, 2017 SD HB 1101 Prohibits Abortion After 19 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (58 - 8)
Feb. 14, 2017 AR HB 1434 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (79 - 3)
Feb. 13, 2017 AR HB 1428 Requires Certain Restrictions for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (77 - 8)
Feb. 7, 2017 VA HB 2264 Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Services Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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