Stephanie Herseth on Abortion

Last Updated : Sep 13, 2010

Summary

Congresswoman Herseth has voted against legislation to make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for the purposes of an abortion without the consent of the minor's parents.

Voting Record

Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act

In December of 2006, the house attempted to pass the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006. The act sought to require an abortion provider who knowingly performs an abortion of a child who has reached 20 weeks or more to inform the woman of (among other things) the probable age of the child, and obtain the woman\'s signature on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Decision Form. Despite the support of most of the Republicans and 40 Democrats, the measure failed to pass in roll call 526. Stephanie Herseth voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

Stephanie Herseth voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006 created a set of requirements for a doctor performing an abortion. These requirements included informing the mother as to the age of the child and informing the mother that the child could experience pain during the procedure. The measure failed 250-162. Stephanie Herseth voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

Stephanie Herseth voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

Child Custody Protection Act

In September of 2006, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 264-153 and sent the measure back to the Senate. The CCPA was slightly different than the Senate version and did not pass the Senate. Stephanie Herseth voted against the Child Custody Protection Act.

Stephanie Herseth voted against the Child Custody Protection Act.

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

In April of 2005, the house passed the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. The measure sought to amend the federal criminal code to prohibit transporting a minor across a state line to obtain an abortion.The measure passed the house in roll call 144, but no vote was taken in the Senate. Stephanie Herseth voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Stephanie Herseth voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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