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Roe v. Wade endorsement
Harkin Amendment (adoption)
10/21/1999
Senate Roll Call No. 337
106th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 51-47 (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." The Senate adopted the Harkin Amendment, 51-47, Vote No. 337, Oct. 21, 1999. On this vote, 43 Democrats and eight Republicans voted to endorse Roe v. Wade, while two Democrats and 45 Republicans voted against it.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 337
Votes For : 51
Votes Against : 47
Not Voting : 2

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