Abortion Non-Discrimination Act: hostile motion
Protection for refusal to participate in abortion
House Roll Call No. 411
107th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 191-230 (see complete tally)
On September 25, 2002, the House of Representatives took up the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4691), a bill supported by NRLC. The bill establishes that federal, state, and local governments may not discriminate against any health care professional, hospital, HMO, insurance plan, or other "health care entity" because of refusal to perform, cover, or pay for induced abortions. The bill is a response to numerous examples of pro-abortion state officials and courts forcing hospitals and other health care providers to provide abortions. Opponents of the bill offered a "motion to recommit" which, if successful, would have destroyed the bill by exempting any action based on a state law, policy, or regulation, and exempting any so-called "medically appropriate information or services." NRLC opposed this hostile motion, which failed, 191 to 230, Roll Call No. 411, Sept. 25, 2002.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 411
Votes For : 191
Votes Against : 230
Not Voting : 11

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