Tuesday, June 2, 2015
● McSally Supported an Abortion Ban. In May 2015, McSally voted for a bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban. It would provide exceptions for cases in which the woman's life is in danger as well as for pregnancies that are a result of rape if, as amended, for pregnancies that are a result of rape against an adult woman, the woman received counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours prior to the abortion. An exception would be provided for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest against a minor if the rape or incest had been previously reported to law enforcement or another government agency authorized to act on reports of child abuse. [HR 36, Vote #223, 5/13/15; CQ Floor Votes]The on notice list is updated throughout the election cycle.
● McSally Voted to Limit Access to Reproductive Health Services. In 2015, McSally voted for the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,’ which “seeks to make the [Hyde] amendment permanent law, and to prevent federal funds from going not just toward abortions themselves but toward any plan, provider, or facility that offer such services. […] The bill gives insurers a big incentive to drop abortion coverage from their plans, or risk losing the large pool of consumers who receive the law’s subsidies.” [National Journal, 1/28/15; HR 7, Vote #45, 1/22/15; CQ Floor Votes]
● McSally Opposed Abortion in Cases of Rape and Incest during Her First Run for Office. “During her 2012 campaign, in a questionnaire from a conservative group, McSally said she supported repealing Obamacare and prohibiting abortion except when it was necessary to prevent the death of the mother.” [Politico, 6/09/14]