H.R. 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 223
114th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 242-184 (see complete tally)

On May 13, 2015, the House passed (242-184) the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which would have imposed a nationwide ban on abortion starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The ACLU opposed this bill because it would interfere with a woman’s most personal, private medical decisions and violate fundamental constitutional precepts in a myriad of ways.  The bill lacks any exception to protect a woman’s health, and would makes it exceedingly difficult for survivors of rape or incest to qualify for the very narrow exception it includes on those grounds.  It would eliminate women’s decision-making ability before viability and impose harsh criminal penalties on physicians who provide abortion services.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 223
Votes For : 242
Votes Against : 184
Voted "Present" : 1
Not Voting : 5