What: All Issues : Family Planning : Abortion : H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Insure that Women Soldiers Have Access to Abortions When Stationed Overseas. (2003 house Roll Call 215)
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H.R. 1588. Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization/Vote to Insure that Women Soldiers Have Access to Abortions When Stationed Overseas.
house Roll Call 215     May 22, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

During House debate on the $400.5 billion defense authorization bill, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) proposed a measure which would have allowed women to obtain abortions on military bases located overseas as long as the abortion was privately funded. Progressives supported Sanchez's amendment as a way to provide women based overseas with the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion (current law forbids abortions on military bases located overseas). The Sanchez amendment was defeated by a 201-227 margin.

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