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2007 Senate Bill 776: Ban partial birth abortion (Senate Roll Call 15)
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Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on January 22, 2008.
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The vote was 24 in favor, 13 against, and 1 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 15 at Senate Journal 4)

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Republican
95595%
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4964%
21 total votes
Democrat
237723%
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17 total votes
Voters
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3 total votes

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Ban partial birth abortion

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Barcia (D)Basham (D)Gleason (D)Olshove (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Allen (R)Birkholz (R)Bishop (R)Brown (R)Cassis (R)
Cropsey (R)George (R)Gilbert (R)Hardiman (R)Jansen (R)
Jelinek (R)Kahn (R)Kuipers (R)McManus (R)Pappageorge (R)
Patterson (R)Richardville (R)Sanborn (R)Stamas (R)Van Woerkom (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Brater (D)Cherry (D)Clark-Coleman (D)Clarke (D)
Hunter (D)Jacobs (D)Prusi (D)Schauer (D)Scott (D)
Switalski (D)Thomas (D)Whitmer (D)  

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE

Garcia (R)



SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Allen (R)  n  Anderson (D)Y    Barcia (D)Y    Basham (D)Y    Birkholz (R)
Y    Bishop (R)  n  Brater (D)Y    Brown (R)Y    Cassis (R)  n  Cherry (D)
  n  Clark-Coleman (D)  n  Clarke (D)Y    Cropsey (R)  -  Garcia (R)Y    George (R)
Y    Gilbert (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Hardiman (R)  n  Hunter (D)  n  Jacobs (D)
Y    Jansen (R)Y    Jelinek (R)Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kuipers (R)Y    McManus (R)
Y    Olshove (D)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Patterson (R)  n  Prusi (D)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Sanborn (R)  n  Schauer (D)  n  Scott (D)Y    Stamas (R)  n  Switalski (D)
  n  Thomas (D)Y    Van Woerkom (R)  n  Whitmer (D)  

Senate Roll Call 15 on 2007 Senate Bill 776

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If Granholm needs some ink to veto abortion bill let me know  by Anonymous Citizen on June 20, 2008 
If a woman's health is in jeopardy, there's nothing to talk about, she should
have a choice. In fact, I don't go around telling men how many times a day to think about sex or how many times to mastrubate, so I think they should have no say in abortion at all. Not your body. Not your say. I liked it back in the day when men didn't even realize they had anything to do with the reproductive process at all. Ah, those were the days. Seriously. Kind of interesting that land was passed down from woman to woman in some culturals and that some culturals were purely matriarchal. The Cathars of France had absolutely equality. The Church didn't like THAT much. So, they killed most of them. We've come a long with since men spread the idea that woman had no souls or value beyond livestock, but we OBVIOUSLY have a ways to go.

twisted morals?  by Anonymous Citizen on June 17, 2008 
To say that a partial birth abortion is used only in an emergency situation is illogical. An emergency by definition is: "an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action". A partial birth abortion takes hours to complete. Labor must be induced for the baby to begin the delivery process. This takes hours, not minutes. If the health of the mother were at risk, a cesarean section can be completed in approximately six minutes. This would greatly decrease the level of stress that is placed on the body of the mother.

"no vote explanation"  by Admin003 on May 29, 2008 
Rep. Warren, having reserved the right to explain her protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement:

“Mr. Speaker and members of the House:

Thank you for this opportunity to explain why I am voting against Senate Bill 776.

Today is truly a sad day for the Michigan Legislature.

Today is a sad day not only because we are interfering in the private medical decisions made between women and their doctors, but also because we have made the conscious determination to put divisive politics above good public policy. We have let a vocal minority make decisions for the diverse and varied citizens of this state. And perhaps most distressingly, we have let special interests dictate our legislative agenda.

That I stand before you today I am sure comes as no surprise to most of you. As a longtime advocate for women’s rights, I wholeheartedly support a woman’s right to choose and oppose any attempt to chip away at this fundamental freedom.

More than that however, I am standing here today because at its very core, Senate Bill 776 is an answer in search of a question. It is a redundant and unnecessary bill that bans a safe and rarely used medical procedure that has in fact already been prohibited by federal legislation. Even more insultingly, it offers absolutely no exception to protect a woman’s health or future fertility and does nothing to increase citizens’ access to birth control or comprehensive sex education.

I was elected to the Michigan Legislature in order to pass public policies that would put the people of Michigan before petty politics and with each bill we read and each vote we take, I think that it is our duty, as Representatives, to ask ourselves how this legislation moves Michigan forward.

After spending countless hours discussing and debating this bill, I can tell you, without equivocation, that this legislation simply does not pass this test. And yet today, with approximately 30 session days left in our legislation session, we are not taking up the remaining bills in a groundbreaking package that seeks to protect our Great Lakes from large-scale water diversions or even addressing the $300 million shortfall in our general fund budget that threatens our vital public safety and core health and human services. Instead we are taking a vote on a bill that does not one thing to make Michigan a stronger and better place to live.

And when it comes down to it, I know that is question my constituents will be asking when I go back to my district.

Thank you

Rebekah Warren

State Representative

53rd District”



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