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Key Votes

2018 All Abortion and Reproductive Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
March 30, 2018 MD HB 908 Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients Bill Passed - Senate (46 - 0)
March 28, 2018 AZ SB 1393 Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce Bill Passed - House (33 - 25)
March 15, 2018 MD HB 908 Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Fertility Treatments for Cancer Patients Bill Passed - House (133 - 2)
March 3, 2018 WA SB 6219 Requires State Insurer Coverage of Abortion and Contraception Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22)
Feb. 28, 2018 WA SB 6219 Requires State Insurer Coverage of Abortion and Contraception Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
Feb. 22, 2018 AZ SB 1393 Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
Feb. 12, 2018 TN HB 108 Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (74 - 20)
Feb. 5, 2018 MS HB 1510 Prohibits Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (80 - 31)
Jan. 19, 2018 National HR 4712 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Bill Passed - House (241 - 183)
Jan. 17, 2018 OH SB 28 Requires Abortion Providers Bury or Cremate Fetal Remains Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Jan. 12, 2018 FL HB 41 Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network Bill Passed - House (73 - 29)

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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