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Iowa's Senator Tom Harkin's record on abortion

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 2003 votes:

1) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Murray Amendment SA258 To provide for "Morning After Abortifacient Pill" as part of S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) Failed 49 to 47, 3/11/2003.

2) Harkin pro-abortion vote... BOXER Motion To Kill S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) by Re-committing To The Judiciary Committee Failed 56 to 42, 3/12/2003.

3) Harkin pro-abortion vote... DURBIN amendment SA259 designed to gut S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) Failed 60 (B) to 38 (N), 3/12/03.

4) Harkin pro-abortion vote... SA260 S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) HARKIN amendment to affirm "The decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113 (1973)) was appropriate and secures an important constitutional right should not be overturned." Passed. 52 to 48, 3/12/2003.

5) Harkin pro-abortion vote... SA261 to S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) FEINSTEIN Amendment designed to gut Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Failed 60 to 35, 3/12/2003.

6) Harkin pro-abortion vote... S3 (Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003); Passed 64 to 33, 3/13/2003.


2002 votes: 

1) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Murray-Snowe amendment S2514 lifting ban on privately funded abortion services for women in the military Passed 6/21/02


2000 votes: 

1) Harkin pro-abortion vote... S2549 Kill Murray (D-WA) amendment to allow abortions at overseas military hospitals. Passed 50 to 49, 6/20/00.

2) Harkin pro-abortion vote... HR4577 Kill amendment to prohibit funds to give morning after pill at schools. Failed.41 to 54,6/30/00.

4) Harkin pro-abortion vote... HR4811 Mexico City Policy; Pass foreign aid bill without abortion related restrictions. Adopted 65 to 27,10/25/00.


1999 votes:

1) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Women in the Military. FY 00/01 Department of Defense Authorization Act, S 1059. Smith (R-NH) motion to table (kill) the Murray (D-WA)/Snowe (R-ME) amendment to repeal current law. Passed 51 to 49 (5/26/99).

2) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Federal Employees Health Insurance. S1282. Boxer (D-CA) motion to table (kill) the DeWine (R-OH) amendment to prohibit abortion coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program. Rejected 47 to 51 (7/1/99).

3) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Harkin (D-IA)/Boxer (D-CA) Roe v. Wade Resolution to "Partial-Birth" Abortion Ban Act of 1999, S1692 expressing the sense of the Senate that the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was "appropriate," and secures "an important constitutional right" and should not be overturned. Passed 51 to 47 (10/21/99).

4) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Fetal Tissue Research. "Partial-Birth" Abortion Ban Act of 1999, S 1692. Smith (R-NH) amendment requires disclosures regarding the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies . Rejected 46 to 51; (10/21/99).

5) Harkin pro-abortion vote... Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1999, S1692. Final passage of the Santorum (R-PA) bill. Passed 63 to 34 (10/21/99). 

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