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2017 All Abortion and Reproductive Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 6, 2017 DE SB 5 Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability Bill Passed - House (22 - 16)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
May 9, 2017 DE SB 5 Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 7)
April 25, 2017 AL HB 315 Authorizes Midwives to Practice in Alabama Bill Passed - House (84 - 11)
April 24, 2017 MN HF 809 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Services Bill Passed - House (77 - 54)
April 20, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
April 19, 2017 IA HF 653 Reduces Government Fund Allocations to Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - House (55 - 42)
April 11, 2017 HI SB 501 Requires Certain Disclosures from Limited Service Pregnancy Centers (41 - 10)
April 5, 2017 FL HB 969 Provides Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services Bill Passed - House (79 - 38)
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 30, 2017 National H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 50)
March 30, 2017 MO HB 174 Prohibits Local Governments from Enacting Ordinances that Oppose State Law Bill Passed - House (118 - 36)
March 30, 2017 TX SB 258 Authorizes Burial or Cremation of Fetal Tissue After Abortion or Miscarriage Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
March 25, 2017 MT SB 329 Prohibits Abortion 20 Weeks After Fertilization Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 18)
March 24, 2017 MD SB 1081 Establishes Funds to Support Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
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. 28, 2017 IN SB 404 Requires Parental Consent for Minors Seeking Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 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. 16, 2017 National H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 188)
Jan. 24, 2017 National HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (238 - 183)
Jan. 7, 2017 KY HB 2 Requires Ultrasound 24 Hours Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
Jan. 5, 2017 KY HB 2 Requires Ultrasound 24 Hours Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (83 - 12)

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

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