Pro-Choice Voter Guide: California District 43
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters (D) is pro-choice. She is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Waters.
Rep. Waters 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.
In response to the No Taxpayer Funding Abortion bill, Rep. Waters stated: "Women and families need affordable and accessible health care more than ever before. This blatant assault on women's health needs to stop. As elected officials, it is our duty to ensure that all rights, including women's rights, are not violated through policies that only further limit access. We have to stand up and fight for the preservation of the rights for all women by defeating this bill."
Bob Flores (D) has no known position on choice.