Limiting Women's Access to Abortion Coverage

House Roll Call No. 884
111th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 240-194 (see complete tally)
On November 7, 2009, the House passed, by a vote of 240-194-1, an amendment offered by Representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA) to the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962). The Stupak-Pitts Amendment would prohibit federal subsidies from going to any private insurance plan operating in the proposed health 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 Stupak-Pitts Amendment because it would impose unprecedented restrictions on women's access to abortion and could take away abortion coverage to women who already have it.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 884
Votes For : 240
Votes Against : 194
Voted "Present" : 1