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19-S0311 on Feb 5, 2019

Decided Feb 25, 2020

Source: S.311/H.R.962
S.311/H.R.962: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Congress finds the following:
  • If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws.
  • (2) Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care.
  • In the case of an attempted abortion that results in a child born alive, any health care practitioner present at the time the child is born alive shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.

Opposing argument from Rewire.com, "Born Alive Propaganda," by Calla Hales, 4/12/2019: From restrictive bans at various points of pregnancy to a proposed death penalty for seeking care, both federal and state legislators are taking aim at abortion rights. The goal? To make abortion illegal, criminalizing patients and providers in the process. One kind of bill making a recent resurgence is the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." These bills aim to further the false narrative that abortions regularly occur immediately before or, according to the president, at the time of birth. Intentional action to end the life of an infant is already illegal. This is covered by federal and state infanticide laws. These bills do nothing but vilify physicians who provide reproductive health care.

Legislative outcome Referred to Committee in House; Senate motion to proceed rejected, 56-41-3 (60 required).


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion (Score: 1)
  • Headline 3: Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 19-S0311

Tammy Baldwin v2nWI Democratic Challenger 
Michael Bennet v2nCO Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator 
Richard Blumenthal v2nCT Democratic Sr Senator 
Cory Booker v2nNJ Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown v2nOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell v2nWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin v2nMaryland Democrat 
Tom Carper v2nDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Casey v1yPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Chris Coons v2nDE Democratic Jr Senator 
Catherine Cortez Masto v2nNV Democratic Senate candidate 
Henry Cuellar s3oTexas DemocratFeb 27, 2019
Tammy Duckworth v2nIL Democratic Senate candidate 
Richard Durbin v2nIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Dianne Feinstein v2nCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Kirsten Gillibrand v2nNew York Democrat 
Kamala Harris v2nCA Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator 
Maggie Hassan v2nNH Democratic Challenger 
Martin Heinrich v2nNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Mazie Hirono v2nHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Doug Jones v1yAL Democratic Alabama U.S. Senator 
Tim Kaine v2nVA Democratic Challenger 
Patrick Leahy v2nVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Dan Lipinski s3oIllinois DemocratFeb 11, 2019
Joe Manchin III v1yWV Democratic Senator 
Ed Markey v2nMA Democratic Senator 
Robert Menendez v2nNew Jersey Democrat 
Jeff Merkley v2nOR Democratic Jr Senator 
Chris Murphy v2nConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Patty Murray v2nWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Gary Peters v2nMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Collin Peterson s3oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/LaborFeb 11, 2019
Jack Reed v2nRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Jacky Rosen v2nNevada Democrat 
Brian Schatz v2nHI Democratic Jr Senator 
Charles Schumer v2nNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen v2nNH Democratic Sr Senator 
Kyrsten Sinema v2nArizona Democrat 
Tina Smith v2nMN Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant Governor 
Debbie Stabenow v2nMI Democratic Sr Senator 
Jon Tester v2nMT Democratic Jr Senator 
Tom Udall v2nNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Chris Van Hollen v2nMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016) 
Mark Warner v2nVA Democratic Sr Senator; previously Governor 
Sheldon Whitehouse v2nRI Democratic Jr Senator 
Ron Wyden v2nOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 19-S0311

Ralph Abraham s3oLA Republican challenger for Governor 
Robert Aderholt s3oAlabama RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Lamar Alexander v1yTN Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2020) 
Rick Allen s3oGeorgia Republican House Member 
Mark Amodei s3oNevada RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Kelly Armstrong s3oNorth Dakota RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Jodey Arrington s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Brian Babin s3oTexas Republican House Member 
Don Bacon s3oNebraska Republican 
Jim Baird s3oIndiana RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Troy Balderson s3oOhio RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Jim Banks s3oIndiana Republican 
Andy Barr s3oKentucky Republican 
John Barrasso v1yWY Republican Jr Senator 
Jack Bergman s3oMichigan RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Andy Biggs s3oArizona RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Gus Bilirakis s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Rob Bishop s3oUtah RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Marsha Blackburn v1yTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt v1yMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman v1yAR Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Bost s3oIllinois Republican House Member 
Kevin Brady s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Mike Braun v1yIN Republican Candidate for Indiana U. S. Senator 
Mo Brooks s3oAlabama RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Susan Brooks s3oIndiana RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Vern Buchanan s3oFlorida RepublicanMar 29, 2019
Ken Buck s3oCO Republican Challenger (withdrawn)Feb 7, 2019
Larry Bucshon s3oIndiana RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Ted Budd s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Tim Burchett s3oTennessee RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Michael Burgess s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Richard Burr v1yNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Bradley Byrne s3oAL Republican 2020 Senate ChallengerFeb 6, 2019
Ken Calvert s3oCalifornia RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Shelley Moore Capito v1yWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Buddy Carter s3oGeorgia Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2019
John Carter s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Bill Cassidy v1yLA Republican Senator 
Steve Chabot s3oOhio Republican 
Liz Cheney s3oWY Republican Challenger 
Ben Cline s3oVirginia RepublicanMar 4, 2019
Michael Cloud s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Tom Cole s3oOklahoma RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Chris Collins s3oNew York Republican 
Doug Collins s3oGA Republican challenger for 2-year special election 
Susan Collins v1yME Republican Sr Senator 
James Comer s3oKentucky RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Mike Conaway s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Paul Cook s3oCalifornia RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
John Cornyn v1yTX Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Cotton v1yAR Republican Senator 
Kevin Cramer v1yND Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator 
Michael Crapo v1yID Republican Sr Senator 
Rick Crawford s3oArkansas RepublicanMar 29, 2019
Dan Crenshaw s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Ted Cruz v1yPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary Challenger 
John Curtis s3oUtah RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Steve Daines v1yMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Warren Davidson s3oOhio Republican 
Rodney Davis s3oIllinois RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Mario Diaz-Balart s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Sean Duffy s3oWisconsin RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Jeff Duncan s3oSouth Carolina Republican 
Neal Dunn s3oFlorida RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Tom Emmer s3oMinnesota Republican House Member 
Michael Enzi v1yWY Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2020) 
Joni Ernst v1yIA Republican Jr Senator 
Ron Estes s3oKansas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Drew Ferguson s3oGeorgia Republican 
Deb Fischer v1yNE Republican Senate Challenger 
Brian Fitzpatrick s3oPennsylvania RepublicanMar 7, 2019
Chuck Fleischmann s3oTennessee RepublicanFeb 26, 2019
Bill Flores s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Jeff Fortenberry s3oNebraska RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Virginia Foxx s3oNorth Carolina Republican 
Russ Fulcher s3oID RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Matt Gaetz s3oFlorida RepublicanMar 5, 2019
Mike Gallagher s3oWisconsin RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Cory Gardner v1yCO Republican Senator 
Greg Gianforte s3oMontana Republican 
Bob Gibbs s3oOhio Republican 
Louie Gohmert s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Anthony Gonzalez s3oOhio RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Lance Gooden s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Paul Gosar s3oArizona Republican 
Lindsey Graham v1ySC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Chuck Grassley v1yIA Republican Sr Senator 
Garret Graves s3oLouisiana Republican Runoff NomineeApr 25, 2019
Samuel Graves s3oMissouri RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Tom Graves s3oGeorgia RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Mark Green s3oTN Republican candidate for Governor 
Glenn Grothman s3oWisconsin Republican House MemberFeb 6, 2019
Michael Guest s3oMississippi RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Brett Guthrie s3oKentucky RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Jim Hagedorn s3oMinnesota RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Andy Harris s3oMaryland Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s3oMissouri RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Josh Hawley v1yMO Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator 
Kevin Hern s3oOklahoma RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Jaime Herrera s3oWashington RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Jody Hice s3oGeorgia Republican House Member 
Clay Higgins s3oLouisiana RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
French Hill s3oArkansas Republican House MemberFeb 11, 2019
John Hoeven v1yND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
George Holding s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Trey Hollingsworth s3oIndiana RepublicanMar 26, 2019
Richard Hudson s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Bill Huizenga s3oMichigan Republican 
Duncan Hunter s3oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)Mar 4, 2019
Will Hurd s3oTexas Republican House MemberFeb 6, 2019
Cindy Hyde-Smith v1yMS Republican Mississippi U. S. Senator 
James Inhofe v1yOK Republican Sr Senator 
Bill Johnson s3oOhio Republican 
Dusty Johnson s3oSouth Dakota RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Mike Johnson s3oLouisiana Republican 
Ron Johnson v1yWI Republican Sr Senator 
Jim Jordan s3oOhio Republican 
Dave Joyce s3oOhio RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
John Joyce s3oPennsylvania Republican 
Fred Keller s3oPennsylvania RepublicanAug 6, 2019
Mike Kelly s3oPennsylvania Republican 
Trent Kelly s3oMississippi Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2019
John Neely Kennedy v1yLA Republican Senate Challenger 
Steve King s3oIowa RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Adam Kinzinger s3oIllinois RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
David Kustoff s3oTennessee RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Darin LaHood s3oIllinois Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2019
Doug LaMalfa s3oCalifornia RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Doug Lamborn s3oColorado Republican 
James Lankford v1yOK Republican Senate challenger 
Bob Latta s3oOhio Republican 
Mike Lee v1yUT Republican Jr Senator 
Debbie Lesko s3oArizona RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Kelly Loeffler v1yGA Republican Jr Senator 
Billy Long s3oMissouri RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Barry Loudermilk s3oGeorgia Republican House MemberFeb 7, 2019
Blaine Luetkemeyer s3oMissouri RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Kenny Marchant s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Roger Marshall s3oKansas Republican 
Brian Mast s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 26, 2019
Kevin McCarthy s3oCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Tom McClintock s3oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Feb 6, 2019
Mitch McConnell v1yKY Republican Sr Senator 
Patrick McHenry s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
David McKinley s3oWest Virginia RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s3oWashington RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Martha McSally v1yArizona Republican House Member 
Mark Meadows s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Dan Meuser s3oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Carol Miller s3oWest Virginia RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Paul Mitchell s3oMichigan RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
John Moolenaar s3oMichigan Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2019
Alex Mooney s3oWest Virginia Republican House Member 
Jerry Moran v1yKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Markwayne Mullin s3oOklahoma Republican 
Lisa Murkowski v1yAK Republican Sr Senator 
Greg Murphy s3oNorth Carolina RepublicanNov 12, 2019
John Neely Kennedy v1yLA Republican candidate for governor 
Dan Newhouse s3oWashington Republican House MemberFeb 6, 2019
Ralph Norman s3oSouth Carolina Republican 
Pete Olson s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Steven Palazzo s3oMississippi RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Gary Palmer s3oAlabama Republican House MemberFeb 25, 2019
Rand Paul v1yKY Republican Jr Senator 
Greg Pence s3oIndiana RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
David Perdue v1yGA Republican challenger 
Scott Perry s3oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Rob Portman v1yOH Republican Jr Senator 
Bill Posey s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 25, 2019
John Ratcliffe s3oTexas Republican House Member 
Guy Reschenthaler s3oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Tom Rice s3oSouth Carolina RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Denver Riggleman s3oVirginia RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Jim Risch v1yID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator 
Pat Roberts v1yKS Republican Sr (Retiring 2020) 
Martha Roby s3oAlabama RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Phil Roe s3oTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers s3oKentucky RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Michael Rogers s3oAlabama RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Francis Rooney s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
John Rose s3oTennessee RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Mike Rounds v1ySD Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 
David Rouzer s3oNorth Carolina Republican House MemberFeb 13, 2019
Chip Roy s3oTexas Republican 
Marco Rubio v1yFL Republican Jr Senator 
John Rutherford s3oFlorida RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Ben Sasse v1yNE Republican Jr Senator 
Steve Scalise s3oLA Republican challenger 
David Schweikert s3oArizona RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Austin Scott s3oGeorgia RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Rick Scott v1yFL Republican Challenger for FL Senator 
Tim Scott v1ySC Republican Senator-Appointee 
James Sensenbrenner s3oWisconsin RepublicanFeb 11, 2019
Richard Shelby v1yAL Republican Jr Senator 
John Shimkus s3oIllinois RepublicanFeb 14, 2019
Mike Simpson s3oIdaho RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Adrian Smith s3oNebraska RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Christopher Smith s3oNew Jersey RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Jason Smith s3oMissouri RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Lloyd Smucker s3oPennsylvania Republican 
Ross Spano s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Pete Stauber s3oMinnesota Republican 
Elise Stefanik s3oNew York Republican House MemberFeb 6, 2019
Bryan Steil s3oWisconsin RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Greg Steube s3oFlorida RepublicanMar 27, 2019
Chris Stewart s3oUtah Republican 
Steve Stivers s3oOhio RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Dan Sullivan v1yAK Republican Senator 
Van Taylor s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Glenn Thompson s3oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Mac Thornberry s3oTexas RepublicanMar 6, 2019
John Thune v1ySD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thom Tillis v1yNC Republican Jr Senator 
William Timmons s3oSouth Carolina Republican 
Scott Tipton s3oColorado RepublicanMar 21, 2019
Pat Toomey v1yPA Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Turner s3oOhio RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Ann Wagner s3pMissouri Republican 
Tim Walberg s3oMichigan Republican 
Mark Walker s3oNorth Carolina Republican House Member 
Jackie Walorski s3oIndiana Republican 
Michael Waltz s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Steve Watkins s3oKansas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Randy Weber s3oTexas Republican 
Brad Wenstrup s3oOhio RepublicanMar 6, 2019
Bruce Westerman s3oArkansas Republican House MemberFeb 6, 2019
Roger Wicker v1yMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Roger Williams s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Joe Wilson s3oSouth Carolina RepublicanFeb 6, 2019
Rob Wittman s3oVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidate 
Steve Womack s3oArkansas RepublicanFeb 13, 2019
Rob Woodall s3oGeorgia RepublicanMar 28, 2019
Ron Wright s3oTexas RepublicanFeb 7, 2019
Ted Yoho s3oFlorida RepublicanFeb 14, 2019
Todd Young v1yIN Republican Senate Challenger 
Lee Zeldin s3oNew York Republican House MemberMar 6, 2019



Independents participating in 19-S0311

Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon s3oPuerto Rico New Progressive/RepublicanFeb 8, 2019
Angus King v2nME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002) 
Mitt Romney v1yMA Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 46
Republicans: 239
Independents: 3


















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