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Passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban)

05/13/2015
House Roll Call No. 223
114th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 242-184 (see complete tally)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.), would generally prohibit abortion after 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks of pregnancy), with certain exceptions.  The bill also contains substantial new protections for infants born alive during abortions.  (This bill was developed from model legislation developed by National Right to Life in 2010 and enacted by a number of states.)  On May 13, 2015, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 by a vote of 242-184.  The bill was supported by 238 Republicans and four Democrats.  It was opposed by four Republicans and 180 Democrats.  One Republican (Hice of Georgia) answered "present," meaning his vote did not count on either side.  Roll Call No. 223.  Subsequently, a majority of U.S. senators voted to advance the bill, but its progress was blocked by a filibuster supported by most Democrat senators.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 223
Votes For : 242
Votes Against : 184
Voted "Present" : 1
Not Voting : 5

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