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Abortions in military medical facilities
Murray/Snowe Amendment
06/25/1998
Senate Roll Call No. 176
105th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 44-49 (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 1999 Defense Authorization bill (S. 2057), Senators Patty Murray (D-Wa.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Me.) 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/Snowe Amendment failed, 44-49, Vote No. 176, June 25, 1998.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 176
Votes For : 44
Votes Against : 49
Not Voting : 7

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