Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban)

House Roll Call No. 549
115th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 237-189 (see complete tally)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.), would generally prohibit abortion after 20 weeks fetal age (22 weeks of pregnancy), with certain exceptions.  The bill also contains substantial new protections for infants born alive during abortions.  (This bill was developed from model legislation developed by National Right to Life in 2010 and enacted by a number of states.)  On October 3, 2017 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 by a vote of 237-189.  The bill was supported by 234 Republicans and three Democrats.  It was opposed by two Republicans and 187 Democrats.  Roll Call No. 549.  The bill was sent to the U.S. Senate. [Note:  The Senate companion bill, S. 2311, is sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC.)  On January 29, 2018, pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) attempted to advance S. 2311 to the Senate floor, but it was blocked by a filibuster by most Democrat senators.  On that roll call, 51 senators voted to advance the bill, but 60 votes were required.]

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 549
Votes For : 237
Votes Against : 189
Not Voting : 7

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