Banning Abortion Coverage
On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
House Roll Call No. 166
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 199-232 (see complete tally)
On March 21, 2010, the House defeated a motion to recommit the Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872) by a vote of 232 to 199. H.R. 4872 is the accompanying package of amendments to the larger health care reform legislation (H.R. 3590). The motion to recommit would have prohibited anyone who receives a federal subsidy from purchasing a health insurance plan that covers abortion in the new insurance marketplace, except in cases where it is lifesaving or the pregnancy results from rape or incest. This would be so even if the woman (or her family) pays for the bulk of her premium with private dollars. The ACLU opposed the motion to recommit because it represented an unprecedented expansion of existing law by reaching private funds used to pay for services offered through the private health insurance market, and would have denied women access to the health care they need.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 166
Votes For : 199
Votes Against : 232