Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
passage of the revised ban
Senate Roll Call No. 71
105th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 64-36 (see complete tally)
On this vote, the Senate passed the NRLC-backed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 1122), 64-36, Vote No. 71, May 20, 1997, a bill to ban partial-birth abortions, except to save the life of the mother. Before passing the bill, the prime sponsor, Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), agreed to some harmless changes in the bill, in order to secure the endorsement of the American Medical Association. Following this roll call, the bill was returned to the House of Representatives, which agreed to the revisions. On Oct. 10, 1997, President Clinton vetoed the bill. On Sept. 18, 1998, the Senate failed to override the veto (see the following roll call in the NRLC scorecard for 1997-98).

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 71
Votes For : 64
Votes Against : 36

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