Obama health care bill: abortion and rationing
House Roll Call No. 165
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 219-212 (see complete tally)

On March 21, 2010, the House of Representatives approved and sent to President Obama H.R. 3590, a massive health care restructuring bill strongly opposed by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).  (The Senate had already approved the bill on December 24, 2009.)  House members who voted to pass this bill voted to require certain federal agencies to subsidize and administer health plans that cover abortion on demand, and opened the door to future direct federal funding of abortion in multiple federal programs, as detailed in a letter from NRLC to the House posted here.  In addition, the bill contains multiple provisions that will result in the rationing of lifesaving medical treatment, including provisions that will impede people from spending their own resources for lifesaving medical care, as detailed in material posted here.  The bill passed by a vote of 219 to 212.  All 219 votes to pass the bill (pro-abortion) were cast by Democrats.  Of the 212 votes against the bill, 34 were cast by Democrats and 178 by Republicans.  Roll Call No. 165, March 21, 2010.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 165
Votes For : 219
Votes Against : 212

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