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14-H3471 on Nov 13, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Women's Health Protection Act
Source: H.R.3471 & S.1696
Congressional summary:: Women's Health Protection Act: makes the following limitations concerning abortion services unlawful and prohibits their imposition or application by any government:
  • a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests, unless generally required in the case of medically comparable procedures;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to delegate tasks;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to prescribe or dispense drugs based on her or his good-faith medical judgment;
  • a requirement or limitation concerning the physical plant, equipment, staffing, or hospital transfer arrangements;
  • a requirement that, prior to obtaining an abortion, a woman make medically unnecessary visits to the provider of abortion services or to any individual or entity that does not provide such services;
  • a prohibition or ban prior to fetal viability

Opponent's argument against (Live Action News): This is Roe v. Wade on steroids. The bill is problematic from the very beginning. Its first finding addresses "women's ability to participate equally"; many have rejected this claim that women need abortion in order to be equal to men, or that they need to be like men at all. The sponsors of this pro-abortion bill also seem to feel that pro-life bills have had their time in this country, and that we must now turn back to abortion. The bill also demonstrates that its proponents have likely not even bothered attempting to understand the laws they are seeking to undo, considering that such laws are in place to regulate abortion in order to make it safer. Those who feel that abortion is best left up for the states to decide will also find this bill problematic with its overreach. Sadly, the bill also uses the Fourteenth Amendment to justify abortion, as the Supreme Court did, even though in actuality it would make much more sense to protect the lives of unborn Americans.

Also see the related Senate bill S.1696.

Updated with H.R.1322 - Women's Health Protection Act (115th Congress, 2017-2018)


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 14-H3471

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Pete Aguilar s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Ron Barber s1oArizona DemocratJul 31, 2014
Nanette Barragan s1oCalifornia DemocratSep 4, 2018
Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratNov 13, 2013
Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratNov 13, 2013
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratFeb 26, 2014
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratJun 10, 2014
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic ChallengerNov 13, 2013
Anthony Brown s1oMaryland DemocratAug 10, 2018
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratNov 13, 2013
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Cheri Bustos s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratJan 22, 2018
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 21, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Nov 21, 2013
Salud Carbajal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Tony Cardenas s1oCalifornia DemocratJul 3, 2014
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratJul 17, 2017
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratDec 13, 2018
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratNov 13, 2013
Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratApr 20, 2017
Judy Chu s2pCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratNov 13, 2013
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratFeb 10, 2014
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratNov 15, 2013
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratNov 13, 2013
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratJun 30, 2014
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratDec 12, 2013
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJan 16, 2014
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratMay 22, 2014
Charlie Crist s1oFL Democratic Governor ChallengerJun 8, 2017
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratJun 17, 2014
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratSep 25, 2017
Danny Davis s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 7, 2014
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratNov 21, 2013
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratNov 15, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratNov 13, 2013
Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratNov 13, 2013
Val Demings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2017
Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberApr 13, 2018
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratNov 21, 2013
Debbie Dingell s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberJun 7, 2018
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratJun 2, 2014
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratNov 13, 2013
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJul 30, 2014
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2014
Adriano Espaillat s1oNew York DemocratAug 10, 2018
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratNov 13, 2013
Dwight Evans s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 2, 2017
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 14, 2014
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratNov 13, 2013
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratNov 13, 2013
Tulsi Gabbard s1oHawaii DemocratFeb 3, 2014
Ruben Gallego s1oArizona Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Jimmy Gomez s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 10, 2017
Josh Gottheimer s1oNew Jersey DemocratNov 30, 2018
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratNov 20, 2014
Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratJul 31, 2014
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratNov 13, 2013
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Dec 12, 2013
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratNov 15, 2013
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratNov 13, 2014
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratNov 21, 2013
Jim Himes s1oConnecticut DemocratNov 15, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Nov 13, 2013
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 12, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Steve Israel s1oNew York DemocratJan 7, 2014
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratNov 13, 2013
Pramila Jayapal s1oWashington DemocratMar 2, 2017
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratMar 9, 2017
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratNov 13, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratJul 3, 2018
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
Robin Kelly s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 21, 2013
Ruben Kihuen s1oNevada DemocratMar 2, 2017
Dan Kildee s1oMichigan DemocratNov 13, 2013
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratDec 4, 2013
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Mar 6, 2017
Ann Kirkpatrick s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Raja Krishnamoorthi s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratNov 13, 2013
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratMar 2, 2017
Brenda Lawrence s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Al Lawson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 15, 2017
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratMar 2, 2017
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Ted Lieu s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratNov 13, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 21, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratJan 16, 2014
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNM DemocratNov 13, 2013
Dan Maffei s1oNew York DemocratNov 15, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalNov 13, 2013
Sean Maloney s1oNew York DemocratJul 9, 2014
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2014
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem. (retiring 2014)Jul 3, 2014
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratNov 13, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratJun 23, 2014
Donald McEachin s1oVirginia DemocratMay 3, 2018
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratDec 12, 2013
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Nov 13, 2013
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2013
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMar 2, 2017
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratNov 13, 2013
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Nov 21, 2013
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratNov 13, 2013
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Nov 13, 2013
Seth Moulton s1oMassachusetts Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Patrick Murphy s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateDec 4, 2013
Stephanie Murphy s1oFlorida DemocratApr 26, 2017
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesFeb 26, 2014
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratSep 8, 2014
Donald Norcross s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratDec 12, 2013
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJun 30, 2014
Jimmy Panetta s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 23, 2017
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratNov 30, 2017
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 14, 2014
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Nov 13, 2013
Ed Perlmutter s1oCO Democratic candidate for GovernorSep 15, 2014
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerFeb 26, 2014
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 4, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratDec 4, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratNov 13, 2013
Jared Polis s1oCO Democratic candidate for Colorado GovernorMay 8, 2018
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratDec 12, 2013
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 10, 2014
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Jamie Raskin s1oMaryland DemocratApr 12, 2017
Kathleen Rice s1oNew York Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratMar 2, 2017
Lisa Blunt Rochester s1oDelaware DemocratJul 13, 2017
Jacky Rosen s1oNevada DemocratMar 2, 2017
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratJun 5, 2018
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratNov 21, 2013
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMay 28, 2014
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 4, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic ChallengerNov 15, 2013
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratJul 7, 2014
David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 2, 2017
Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMay 10, 2018
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratDec 4, 2013
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Kyrsten Sinema s1oArizona DemocratJul 3, 2014
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratMay 10, 2018
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratNov 13, 2013
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratNov 13, 2013
Darren Soto s1oFlorida DemocratMar 2, 2017
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2017
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratNov 2, 2018
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 9, 2014
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 21, 2013
Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratNov 13, 2013
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMar 2, 2017
Norma Torres s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 7, 2014
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratNov 15, 2013
Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratApr 26, 2017
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesMar 2, 2017
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana DemocratNov 12, 2014
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratApr 4, 2014
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Dec 4, 2013
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratNov 13, 2013
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratDec 4, 2013
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratMar 2, 2017



Republicans participating in 14-H3471



Independents participating in 14-H3471

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Nov 13, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 191
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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