Ban on federal employees' abortion coverage
DeWine Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 197
106th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 47-51 (see complete tally)
During consideration of the Fiscal Year 2000 appropriations bill for the Treasury Department and certain other federal agencies (S. 1282), pro-life Senator Mike DeWine (D-Oho) offered an amendment to prohibit health insurance plans covering federal employees' from paying for abortions (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest). Pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) offered a motion to table (kill) the DeWine Amendment. NRLC opposed the pro-abortion Boxer motion, and it failed, 47 yeas to 51 nays, Vote No. 197, July 1, 1999. The Senate then adopted the NRLC-backed DeWine Amendment on a voice vote, and it became law.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 197
Votes For : 47
Votes Against : 51
Not Voting : 2

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