Senate: Votes We Score

Procedural vote on S. 109, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

S. 109 would codify the Hyde Amendment, by establishing a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding for abortion, prohibiting federal subsidies in the form of Obamacare tax credits for health plans that include abortion, and strengthening disclosure requirements for plans that include abortion. This procedural, cloture vote would end debate on the bill, allowing it to move forward for a vote on the bill itself. Cloture votes have a 60-vote threshold, whereas a vote on the underlying bill would require only a simple majority. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and the cloture to allow the bill to proceed. A vote for cloture is a pro-life vote.

Procedural vote on S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

S. 311 would build on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 by criminalizing infanticide and clarifying the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Failure to provide this standard of reasonable care would lead to criminal prosecution of the abortionist, not the mother. In addition, the mother has a civil remedy of action against the abortionist should he fail to comply with the law. This procedural, cloture vote would end debate on the bill, allowing it to move forward for a vote on the bill itself. Cloture votes have a 60-vote threshold, whereas a vote on the underlying bill would require only a simple majority. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and the cloture to allow the bill to proceed. A vote for cloture is a pro-life vote.

Vote to advance S. 3275 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

S. 3275 would protect unborn children after five months post-fertilization based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Previous uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain, or misinformation on the ability of preterm infants to survive, are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The Pain-Capable bill is an important step in matching public policy with the growing body of scientific evidence of pain and advancing perinatal medicine.Cloture votes have a 60-vote threshold, whereas a vote on the underlying bill would require only a simple majority. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and the cloture to allow the bill to advance toward a final vote. A vote for cloture is a pro-life vote.

Second vote to advance S. 311 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This was the second attempt this Congress to try to advance to a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. S. 311 would build on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 by criminalizing infanticide and clarifying the standard of care that must be given to babies born alive after failed abortions. Failure to provide this standard of reasonable care would lead to criminal prosecution of the abortionist, not the mother. In addition, the mother has a civil remedy of action against the abortionist should he fail to comply with the law. This cloture vote would end debate on the bill, allowing it to move forward for a vote on the bill itself. Cloture votes have a 60-vote threshold, whereas a vote on the underlying bill would require only a simple majority. Susan B. Anthony List strongly supports this bill and the cloture to allow the bill to advance toward a floor vote. A vote for cloture is a pro-life vote.