Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: final approval by the House

House Roll Call No. 530
108th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 281-142 (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. The House gave initial approval to its version of the bill on June 4 (see vote no. 5 in this scorecard). Subsequently, a House-Senate conference committee removed a pro-abortion Senate amendment (the Harkin Amendment), and the House then conducted this roll call on the final version of the bill (called a "conference report"), which NRLC strongly supported. The House passed the bill, 281 to 142. The bill was then sent to the Senate for the final vote necessary before sending it to President Bush. In the House, the bill was supported by 218 Republicans and 63 Democrats. It was opposed by 4 Republicans, 137 Democrats, and 1 independent. Roll Call No. 530, October 2, 2003.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 530
Votes For : 281
Votes Against : 142
Not Voting : 12

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