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Congressional votes on abortion

Republican Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri's recent comments about "legitimate rape" have sparked condemnation from members of both political parties, but when it comes to actual votes on abortion-related bills and resolutions, Akin's positions are shared by most members of his party and some conservative Democrats. The table below shows the results of 13 votes taken in the 112th Congress relating to abortion and how Akin and members of Minnesota's congressional delegation voted.

Data for this table was obtained from the New York Times and the Washington Post's U.S. Congress votes database.

 
 
HR2: Repeals the Affordable Care Act
Yes:245D3R242
No:1891890
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Amdt. 11 to HR1: Cuts Title X and Planned Parenthood funding
Yes:240D10R230
No:1851787
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
HR1: Defunds Planned Parenthood
Yes:235D0R235
No:1891863
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Res. 35: Blocks funding for the Affordable Care Act
Yes:240D3R237
No:1851850
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Res. 36: Blocks funding for Planned Parenthood
Yes:241D10R231
No:1851787
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
HR1473: 2011 Budget bill with D.C. abortion restrictions
Yes:260D81R179
No:16710859
Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
HR3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
Yes:251D16R235
No:1751780
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Amdt. 7 to HR1216: Bans abortion financing through grants
Yes:234D13R221
No:18217210
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Amdt. 2 to HR2112: Blocks spending on "abortion pills"
Yes:240D14R226
No:1761679
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
HR358: Prohibits abortion coverage from insruance plans under ACA
Yes:251D15R236
No:1721702
Yes   Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
HR3541: Prohibits sex-selection abortions
Yes:246D20R226
No:1681617
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
HR6079: Repeals the Affordable Care Act
Yes:244D5R239
No:1851850
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
HR3803: Restricts abortions in D.C.
Yes:220D17R203
No:1541486
  Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No

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Comments (3)

Confusing

Any chance you could label those heads at the top? I can recognize about half of them easily, but for the less "famous" Reps, I'm lost!

Find the Names by Hovering Your Cursor

Chris, you can see who's who by hovering your mouse over each face. Their name will pop up under your cursor.

Abortion votes

The entire pro life movement will collapse in the next few years because it fails to be supported by scientific law. Abortion is mediated by the scientific laws http://www.naturalabortionlaws.com that make it clear that it is not life at conception. The laws make it is clear that the genotype of the DNA of the zygote must "express" for the correct phenotype before a human life can be confirmed.
And the Law of Charity makes it clear that a pro lifer has a choice, they may choose to save fetuses or they may choose to save fetuses. If they choose to save fetuses then born life will die and if they choose to save born life, then fetuses will die. http://www.facebook.com/naturalabortionlaw