Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Rep. Dennis Kucinich is the Democratic candidate in the House of Representatives race in Ohio Congressional District 09. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Kucinich is pro-choice.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Kucinich.
Rep. Kucinich earned a 100 percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2011 Congressional Record on Choice.
Voted twice against the proposal to block Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds, which would have denied millions of Americans access to contraception, cancer screenings, and other basic medical care.
Voted against H.R.3, a bill that would ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges; impose tax penalties on small businesses and many individuals who purchase private health plans that include abortion coverage; and make permanent several restrictions that block many women from accessing abortion care.
Voted to ensure that hospitals must provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it.
"The decision to terminate a pregnancy is one of the most serious decisions a woman might make. It is a deeply personal decision. In our society, all women and all men have a right to make difficult moral decisions and make personal choices. But women will not be equal to men if this constitutionally protected right is denied."
"Congressman Kucinich believes that women have the right to determine their reproductive choices, and he believes that criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional. The Congressman does not believe that Roe v. Wade should be overturned."
Candidate choice positions are determined by NARAL Pro-Choice America using current research. Choice positions are subject to change.