Use of federal funds to train abortionists; conscience protection

House Roll Call No. 338
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 234-182 (see complete tally)
This roll call occurred on an amendment offered by pro-life Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to a bill (H.R. 1216) dealing with a program that provides federal funds to help community-based "teaching health centers" to train residents in certain fields of medicine.  The Foxx Amendment, which was strongly supported by NRLC, would prohibit the federal funds from being used to perform abortions or to train doctors to perform abortions, with narrow exceptions.  The Foxx Amendment also prohibited any medical center that receives funds from this program from discriminating against any doctor, nurse, or other health care provider on grounds that the provider refused to "provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions."  The Foxx Amendment was adopted 234-182.  It was supported by 221 Republicans and 13 Democrats.  It was opposed by 10 Republicans and 172 Democrats.  H.R. 1216, as amended, was then approved and sent to the U.S. Senate, which took no action on the bill.  House roll call no. 338, May 25, 2011.



Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 338
Votes For : 234
Votes Against : 182
Not Voting : 15

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