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15_H448 on Jan 21, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: S.217 & H.R.448
Source: Women's Health Protection Act
Congressional Summary: Congress finds the following:
    Access to safe, legal abortion services has been hindered in various ways, including blockades of health care facilities; restrictions on insurance coverage; restrictions on minors' ability to obtain services; and requirements that single out abortion providers.
  • These restrictions harm women's health by reducing access to the other essential health care services offered by the providers targeted by the restrictions, including contraceptive services.
  • The cumulative effect of these numerous restrictions has been that a woman's ability to exercise her constitutional rights is dependent on the State in which she lives.
  • It is the purpose of this Act to protect women's health by ensuring that abortion services will continue to be available and that abortion providers are not singled out for medically unwarranted restrictions

Opponents reasons for voting NAY:(National Review, July 17, 2014): During hearings on S. 1696, Senators heard many myths from abortion proponents about the "need" for the bill's evisceration of all life-affirming legislation.

  • Myth: Life-affirming laws are enacted "under the false pretext of health and safety."
    Fact: Induced abortion is associated with significant risks and potential harms to women.
  • Myth: "Where abortion services are restricted and unavailable, abortions still occur and are mostly unsafe."
    Fact: Where abortion is restricted, maternal mortality rates have decreased.
  • Myth: Admitting privileges laws are "not medically justified."
    Fact: Women with abortion complications are told to go to an emergency department. This would constitute malpractice in any other scenario.
  • Myth: Ultrasounds and their descriptions are "cruel and inhumane."
    Fact: Allowing women the opportunity to view their ultrasounds serves an important role in providing informed consent, enabling women to exercise true choice.
Also see equivalent Senate bill S.217

Updated with H.R.1322 - Women's Health Protection Act of 2017


    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: Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions (Score: 2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 15_H448

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberJan 21, 2015
Pete Aguilar s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberJul 10, 2015
Nanette Barragan s1oCalifornia DemocratSep 4, 2018
Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratJan 21, 2015
Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Don Beyer s1oVirginia Democratic House MemberJan 21, 2015
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratJan 26, 2015
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratJan 21, 2015
Brendan Boyle s1oPennsylvania Democratic House MemberSep 5, 2018
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 21, 2015
Anthony Brown s1oMaryland DemocratAug 10, 2018
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratJan 21, 2015
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Cheri Bustos s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratJan 22, 2018
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Feb 4, 2015
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Mar 19, 2015
Salud Carbajal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Tony Cardenas s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 22, 2015
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratJul 17, 2017
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratJan 22, 2015
Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratApr 20, 2017
Judy Chu s2pCalifornia Democrat
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 21, 2015
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 21, 2015
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratJan 21, 2015
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratJan 18, 2018
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratMay 15, 2018
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratApr 29, 2015
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberJan 21, 2015
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratFeb 3, 2015
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratSep 10, 2015
Charlie Crist s1oFL Democratic Governor ChallengerJun 8, 2017
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratJan 21, 2015
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratSep 25, 2017
Danny Davis s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratJan 21, 2015
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratJan 21, 2015
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 21, 2015
Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratJan 21, 2015
Val Demings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2017
Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberApr 13, 2015
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratJan 21, 2015
Debbie Dingell s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberJun 7, 2018
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratJan 21, 2015
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateJan 30, 2015
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 21, 2015
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 21, 2015
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalApr 23, 2015
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 13, 2015
Adriano Espaillat s1oNew York DemocratAug 10, 2018
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 21, 2015
Dwight Evans s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 2, 2017
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratOct 20, 2015
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratJan 21, 2015
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratJan 21, 2015
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
Alan Grayson s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateJan 26, 2015
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratFeb 20, 2015
Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratApr 21, 2015
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratJan 21, 2015
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 21, 2015
Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Mar 2, 2017
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratJan 21, 2015
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratJan 21, 2015
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratJul 7, 2015
Jim Himes s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 21, 2015
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Steve Israel s1oNew York DemocratJan 28, 2015
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratJan 21, 2015
Pramila Jayapal s1oWashington DemocratMar 2, 2017
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratJun 10, 2015
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratApr 13, 2015
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratJul 3, 2018
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 2, 2017
Robin Kelly s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 2, 2017
Ruben Kihuen s1oNevada DemocratMar 2, 2017
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratJan 21, 2015
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Feb 11, 2015
Ann Kirkpatrick s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 26, 2015
Raja Krishnamoorthi s1oIllinois DemocratMar 2, 2017
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJan 21, 2015
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratMar 2, 2017
Brenda Lawrence s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberApr 13, 2015
Al Lawson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 15, 2017
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratMar 2, 2017
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratJul 20, 2015
Ted Lieu s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 25, 2015
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratJan 21, 2015
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 28, 2015
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratApr 5, 2017
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNM DemocratFeb 4, 2015
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJan 21, 2015
Sean Maloney s1oNew York DemocratApr 21, 2015
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratApr 13, 2015
Donald McEachin s1oVirginia DemocratMay 3, 2018
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 22, 2015
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMar 2, 2017
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratNov 2, 2018
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 21, 2015
Seth Moulton s1oMassachusetts Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Patrick Murphy s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateJan 26, 2015
Stephanie Murphy s1oFlorida DemocratApr 26, 2017
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJan 21, 2015
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Donald Norcross s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberJun 25, 2015
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratFeb 4, 2015
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJul 14, 2017
Jimmy Panetta s1oCalifornia DemocratOct 23, 2017
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratNov 30, 2017
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Mar 2, 2017
Ed Perlmutter s1oCO Democratic candidate for GovernorJan 21, 2015
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratJan 21, 2015
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jared Polis s1oCO Democratic candidate for Colorado GovernorMay 8, 2018
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratFeb 24, 2015
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Jan 21, 2015
Jamie Raskin s1oMaryland DemocratApr 12, 2017
Kathleen Rice s1oNew York Democratic House MemberFeb 4, 2015
Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratMar 2, 2017
Lisa Blunt Rochester s1oDelaware DemocratJul 13, 2017
Jacky Rosen s1oNevada DemocratMar 2, 2017
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 25, 2015
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratJun 5, 2018
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratJan 21, 2015
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratJan 28, 2015
David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 2, 2017
Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMay 10, 2018
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Kyrsten Sinema s1oArizona DemocratJan 22, 2015
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratMay 10, 2018
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratJan 21, 2015
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratJan 21, 2015
Darren Soto s1oFlorida DemocratMar 2, 2017
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 22, 2015
Mark Takai s1oHawaii Democratic House MemberJan 21, 2015
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 21, 2015
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratNov 2, 2018
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia DemocratJul 25, 2018
Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratJan 21, 2015
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratDec 15, 2015
Norma Torres s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 2, 2017
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 25, 2015
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 21, 2015
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 2, 2017
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratFeb 3, 2015
Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratApr 26, 2017
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesMar 2, 2017
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana DemocratJan 21, 2015
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratJan 21, 2015
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratSep 6, 2017
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratJan 26, 2015
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratApr 13, 2015
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratJan 21, 2015



Republicans participating in 15_H448



Independents participating in 15_H448



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 179
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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