Limiting Women's Access to Abortion Coverage (Senate)

Senate Roll Call No. 369
111th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 54-45 (see complete tally)
On December 8, 2009, the Senate voted to table, thus defeating, an amendment offered by Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (S.A. 2786 to H.R. 3590) by a vote of 54-45. The Nelson-Hatch Amendment would prohibit federal subsidies from going to any private insurance plan operating in the proposed heath care exchange that offers coverage for abortion and prohibits the proposed public plan from offering abortion care even if only private dollars are utilized. The ACLU opposed the Nelson-Hatch Amendment because it would impose unprecedented restrictions on women's access to abortion and could take away abortion coverage from women who already have it.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 369
Votes For : 54
Votes Against : 45
Not Voting : 1