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Congressional Record on Choice


Anti-choice legislation

Granting Legal Rights to a Pregnancy (“Personhood”) (11/16/17)

H.R.1

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1. Final Passage. A bill to overhaul the tax system which grants separate legal rights to a pregnancy, laying the legal groundwork to ban abortion outright. (Some anti-choice lawmakers cast what appear to be pro-choice votes; most observers recognize that those votes were cast for reasons unrelated to reproductive health.) Passed 227-205 (Paul Ryan cast a Speaker vote). A pro-choice vote (✓) was against the bill (11/16/17).

Votes for bill:
  • Anti-choice position
227
Votes against bill:
  • Pro-choice position
205
Absences or N/A:
  • Absences or N/A
2
Voting Record

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