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FDA approval of chemical abortion methods
Coburn Amendment
06/08/1999
House Roll Call No. 173
106th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 217-214 (see complete tally)
During consideration of the Fiscal Year 2000
Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 1906), pro-life Congressman Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) offered an NRLC-backed amendment to prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from using federal funds "for the testing, development, or approval . . . of any drug for the chemical inducement of abortion" (such as
the RU-486 abortion pill). The Coburn Amendment passed, 217-214, roll call 173, June 8, 1999. However, the Clinton-Gore White House declared that the amendment was
"unacceptable," and it lacked sufficient support in the Senate, so it was
dropped in a House-Senate conference committee.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 173
Votes For : 217
Votes Against : 214
Not Voting : 4

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