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Abortions in military medical facilities
Murray Amendment
07/10/1997
Senate Roll Call No. 167
105th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 48-51 (see complete tally)
In 1996, Congress enacted a ban on the performance of abortions at U.S. military medical facilities (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest), even if the direct costs were paid by clients. During consideration of the Fiscal Year 1998 Defense Authorization bill (S. 936), Senator Patty Murray (D-Wa.) offered an amendment to repeal the pro-life policy and thereby require military medical facilities to provide abortion on request to military personnel and dependents, with clients paying the direct costs. The Murray Amendment failed, 48-51, Vote No. 167, July 10, 1997.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 167
Votes For : 48
Votes Against : 51
Not Voting : 1

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