Reproductive Rights within the Military
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 216
109th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 194-233 (see complete tally)
On May 25, 2005, the House rejected by a vote of 194 to 233, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1815), which would have helped provide equal access to comprehensive reproductive health care to U.S. servicewomen and military dependents, regardless of where they are stationed. The amendment would have repealed the current ban on using private funds to obtain abortion services at military hospitals. The ACLU supported this amendment because it would ensure that women stationed overseas are not deprived of their constitutional right to choose that is guaranteed at home. (Roll Call Vote No. 216)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 216
Votes For : 194
Votes Against : 233
Not Voting : 6