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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week ban)

09/22/2015
Senate Roll Call No. 268
114th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 54-42 (see complete tally)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) is a bill to generally prohibit abortion after 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks of pregnancy), with certain exceptions.  The bill also contains substantial new protections for infants born alive during abortions.  (This bill was developed from model legislation developed by National Right to Life in 2010 and enacted by a number of states.)  On September 22, 2015, the U.S. Senate conducted a roll call vote on whether to advance this legislation, which had already passed the House of Representatives.  Fifty-four (54) senators voted to take up the bill (pro-life), but 60 votes were required.  The bill was supported by 51 Republicans and three Democrats.  Forty-two senators voted against advancing the bill (two Republicans and 40 Democrats).  Senate roll call no. 268.  (The Senate companion bill is S. 1553.)


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 268
Votes For : 54
Votes Against : 42
Not Voting : 4

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