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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.

    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)

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 14-H3471

Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratNov 13, 2013
Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratNov 13, 2013
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic ChallengerNov 13, 2013
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratNov 13, 2013
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 21, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Nov 21, 2013
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratNov 13, 2013
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
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratDec 12, 2013
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJan 16, 2014
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
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratNov 21, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratNov 13, 2013
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratNov 13, 2013
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
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
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
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratNov 13, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
Robin Kelly s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 21, 2013
Dan Kildee s1oMichigan DemocratNov 13, 2013
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratDec 4, 2013
Ann Kirkpatrick s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2016)Nov 13, 2013
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratNov 13, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratNov 13, 2013
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 s1oNew Mexico DemocratNov 13, 2013
Dan Maffei s1oNew York DemocratNov 15, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalNov 13, 2013
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2014
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratNov 13, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratDec 12, 2013
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Nov 13, 2013
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2013
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
Patrick Murphy s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateDec 4, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratDec 12, 2013
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Nov 13, 2013
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 4, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratDec 4, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratNov 13, 2013
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
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratNov 21, 2013
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratNov 13, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratDec 4, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic ChallengerNov 15, 2013
David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratJan 16, 2014
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratDec 4, 2013
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratNov 13, 2013
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratNov 13, 2013
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2013
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 21, 2013
Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratNov 13, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratNov 13, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 7, 2014
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratNov 15, 2013
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

Republicans participating in 14-H3471

Independents participating in 14-H3471

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Nov 13, 2013

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 103
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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