Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003
final approval of bill
Senate Roll Call No. 402
108th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 64-34 (see complete tally)
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 3) prohibits performance of a partial-birth abortion, defined as an abortion in which the baby is delivered feet-first outside the body of the mother past the baby's navel, or the entire head is delivered outside the body of the mother, before the baby is killed. On this vote, the Senate gave approval to the final version of the bill (called a "conference report"), 64-34, sending it to President Bush for his signature. The bill was supported by 47 Republicans and 17 Democrats. It was opposed by 3 Republicans, 30 Democrats, and 1 independent. Absent were Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tx.), a supporter of the bill, and Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), an opponent of the bill. Roll Call No. 402, October 21, 2003.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 402
Votes For : 64
Votes Against : 34
Not Voting : 2

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