Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
House approval of the ban
House Roll Call No. 104
106th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 287-141 (see complete tally)
On April 5, 2000, the House approved a bill (H.R. 3660), sponsored by Rep. Charles Canady (R-Fl.), to place a national ban on partial-birth abortion, except to save the life of the mother, 287-141, roll call no. 104. Among Republicans, 209 lawmakers supported the bill, while eight opposed it. Among Democrats, 77 representatives supported the bill, while 132 opposed it. Although the Senate later approved a similar bill (S. 1692), it attached some undesirable amendments, including an amendment to endorse Roe v. Wade. On June 28, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision invalidating a Nebraska law banning partial-birth abortions, which contained language similar (but not identical) to H.R. 3660. Pro-life lawmakers then decided to temporarily set aside the federal partial-birth legislation.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 104
Votes For : 287
Votes Against : 141
Not Voting : 7

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