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killing Roe v. Wade endorsement
Harkin Amendment (tabling motion)
10/21/1999
Senate Roll Call No. 336
106th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 48-51 (see complete tally)
During consideration of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 1692), pro-abortion Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) offered an amendment containing a non-binding resolution endorsing the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that legalized abortion on demand. The Harkin Amendment expressed "the sense of the Senate" that "Roe v. Wade was an appropriate decision and secures an important constitutional right; and such decision should not be overturned." Pro-life Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) offered an amendment to table (kill) the Harkin Amendment. NRLC supported the Santorum motion, but it failed, 48-51, Vote No. 336, Oct. 21, 1999. On the next roll call, the Senate adopted the Harkin Amendment.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 336
Votes For : 48
Votes Against : 51
Not Voting : 1

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