Lifting the Global Gag Rule
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 319
110th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 53-41 (see complete tally)
On September 6, 2007, the Senate passed, by a vote of 53-41, the Boxer-Snowe Amendment to the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2008 (H.R. 2764) that would repeal the Global Gag Rule. The Global Gag Rule prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning dollars from using their own funds to inform the public or educate their government on the need to make abortion available, provide legal abortion services, or provide advice on where to get an abortion. The ACLU supported the Boxer-Snowe Amendment because it would ensure that international family planning aid is offered in a manner that is consistent with American values and that organizations that provide critical health care services are not inappropriately disqualified from U.S. aid programs.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 319
Votes For : 53
Votes Against : 41
Not Voting : 6