Pro-Choice Voter Guide: California District 17
Rep. Mike Honda
Rep. Mike Honda (D) is pro-choice. He is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Honda.
Rep. Honda 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.
On his congressional website, Rep. Honda states: "I am committed to ensuring access to comprehensive sex education, birth control, and safe and legal abortion. I believe that women, families, and the country would be better off if we could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion. This is why I am a proud cosponsor of the Prevention First Act, which would provide comprehensive family planning services, expand teenage pregnancy prevention services, and provide equity in insurance coverage of prescription contraception drugs, devices, and outpatient services."
Evelyn Li (R) has no known position on choice.