Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Feinstein Substitute
to allow abortions after viability for "health"
Senate Roll Call No. 49
108th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 35-60 (see complete tally)
During consideration of the NRLC-backed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 3), pro-abortion Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) offered a "substitute amendment," which if adopted would have erased S. 3 and substituted a measure to (1) allow abortion without restriction before the abortionist declares that the unborn baby is "viable," and (2) allow abortions even after that point if the abortionist says that abortion is necessary to preserve the "health" of the woman. (In the abortion context, "health" includes mental and emotional "well being.") The Feinstein Substitute failed, 35 to 60, Vote No. 49, March 12, 2003.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 49
Votes For : 35
Votes Against : 60
Not Voting : 5

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