Vote number 08-S071 prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
on Mar 13, 2008
regarding bill S.Amdt.4335 to S.Con.Res.70
Results: Amendment rejected, 49-49 (1/2 required)
CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: To increase funding for the vigorous enforcement of a prohibition against taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions consistent with the Child Custody Protection Act.
SUPPORTER'S ARGUMENT FOR VOTING YES:Sen. ENSIGN: This amendment enables enforcing the Child Custody Protection Act, which passed the Senate in a bipartisan fashion by a vote of 65 to 34. Too many times we enact laws, and we do not fund them. This is going to set up funding so the law that says we are going to protect young children from being taken across State lines to have a surgical abortion--we are going to make sure those people are protected. OPPONENT'S ARGUMENT FOR VOTING NO:Sen. BOXER: We already voted for $50 million to enhance the enforcement of child protective laws. If Sen. Ensign's bill becomes law, then that money is already there to be used for such a program. LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Amendment rejected, 49-49 (1/2 required, or 50 votes; Sen. Byrd & Sen. McCain absent)
Categorized under Abortion
Voting NO counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 1:
Abortion is a woman's right;
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voting on 08-S071
||YES||FL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.|