Thursday, September 30, 2010

Abercrombie's voting record on abortion

Rated 0% by the National Right To Life (NRLC)
Rated 100% by National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition on Family Issues

1) Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life.
Bill sponsored by Santorum, R-PA; Bill S.3 ; vote number 2003-530 on Oct 2, 2003

2) Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.
Makes it illegal, excluding the minor's parents, to knowingly transport a pregnant minor
across state lines in order to obtain an abortion, as a way to escape state laws requiring
parental consent
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act; Bill HR 748 ; vote number 2005-144 on
Apr 27, 2005 S 403 09/26/2006

3) Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.
Unborn Victims of Violence Act; Bill HR 1997 ; vote number 2004-31 on Feb 26, 2004

4) Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info.
Bill sponsored by Bilirakis, R-FL; Bill HR 4691 ; vote number 2002-412 on Sep 25, 2002

5) Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.
Amendment sponsored by Hyde, R-IL; Bill HR 1646 ; vote number 2001-115 on May 16, 2001

6)Abercrombie co-sponsored protecting the reproductive rights of women
Provides that a State may not restrict the right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy
Freedom of Choice Act (H.R.25) 1993-H25 on Jan 5, 1993

7) Voted in favor of funds to pay for abortions or to cover any part of the costs of a health plan that includes abortion coverage
HR 3962: Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments 11/07/2009

8) Voted NO on the Abortion Pain Bill, which would require the physician to provide the woman with the following information:
the approximate age of the fetus/unborn child; the "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Brochure"; the possibility that drugs administered to the mother may not prevent pain for the fetus/unborn child; and risks and costs associated with the use of pain-reducing drugs and that evidence exists suggesting fetuses/unborn children 20 weeks or more into development are capable of experiencing pain, and that the woman may request pain-reducing drugs for the fetus/unborn child, and that there may be additional risks associated with the use of some pain-reducing drugs HR 6099 12/06/2006

9) Voted in favor of an amendment that lifts the ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas
H4009-4013, H4017-4018 5/25/2005

10) Voted in favor of permitting public funds for abortions in prisons.
The section further provides that should the foregoing prohibition be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the section shall be null and void.
H Amdt 882 06/22/2000

11) Voted in favor of funds for international family planning programs and permitting dispersal of funds to international groups that perform abortions.
Requires every organization that receives funding for population planning activities to certify that it will not, during the period for which the funds are made available, perform abortions except where the life of the woman would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term
HR 581 02/13/1997

12) Voted NO on prohibiting the FDA from using any federal funding to test,
develop, or approve any drug that may chemically-induce abortion.
H.Amdt. 142 Introduced by Rep. Coburn (OK) 6/8/99

13) Voted YES on Fetal Tissue Research Bill, which allows for the use of fetal
tissue in medical research
HR 4 Sponsor: Rep. Waxman, Henry (D-CA) 03/11/1993

Do the research for yourself at:

Abercrombie On The Issues
Abercrombie VoteSmart

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Abercrombie's voting record on assisted suicide and emryonic stem cell research

Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide.
Vote on HR 2260, the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999, would ban the use of drugs for physician-assisted suicide. The bill would not allow doctors to give lethal prescriptions to terminally ill patients, and instead promotes "palliative care," or aggressive pain relief techniques.
Bill sponsored by Hyde, R-IL; Bill HR 2260 ; vote number 1999-544 on Oct 27, 1999

Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
Allows federal funding for research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR 3 ("First 100 hours") ; vote number 2007-020 on Jan 11, 2007

Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.
To provide for human embryonic stem cell research
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR 810 ; vote number 2005-204 on May 24, 2005

Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.
Vote to pass a bill that would forbid human cloning and punish violators with up to 10 years in prison and fines of at least $1 million. The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
Human Cloning Prohibition Act; Bill HR 534 ; vote number 2003-39 on Feb 27, 2003

Abercrombie's voting record on civil unions/"gay marriage"

Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance

Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.
"Marriage in the US shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman." Marriage Protection Amendment; Bill H J RES 88 ; vote number 2006-378 on Jul 18, 2006

Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Prohibits the Constitution or any State constitution from being construed to require that marital status or its legal incidents be conferred upon any union other than that of a man and a woman.
Constitutional Amendment sponsored by Rep Musgrave [R, CO-4]; Bill H.J.RES.106 ; vote number 2004-484 on Sep 30, 2004

Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC
banning adoptions in District of Columbia by gays or other individuals who are not related by blood or marriage.
Amendment introduced by Largent, R-OK; Bill HR 2587 ; vote number 1999-346 on Jul 29, 1999

Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees
Abercrombie co-sponsored providing benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees
Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007