Protect Life Act

House Roll Call No. 789
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 251-172 (see complete tally)
In 2010, President Obama signed into law a massive health care restructuring bill (Public Law 111-148, sometimes called "Obamacare") that allowed certain federal agencies to subsidize and administer health plans that cover abortion on demand, and opened doors for expansion of abortion in various other federal programs as well.  The Protect Life Act (H.R. 358), introduced by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Il.), is an NRLC-backed bill that would repeal and/or correct all of the pro-abortion components of Public Law 111-148.   It would prohibit any ObamaCare program from paying for elective abortion or health plans that cover elective abortion, and it would increase legal protections for pro-life health care providers who do not wish to participate in providing abortions.  On October 13, 2011, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 358 by a roll call vote of 251 to 172.  The bill was supported by 236 Republicans and 15 Democrats.  Voting against it were 170 Democrats and two Republicans.  To read the statement released by NRLC after the vote, click here.  Following the House vote, the bill was sent to the U.S. Senate, which did not act on it.  House roll call no. 789, October 13, 2011. 

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 789
Votes For : 251
Votes Against : 172
Not Voting : 10

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