Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Florida District 27
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen earned a 0-percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2011 Congressional Record on Choice.
Voted twice 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 for 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 allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it.
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said, "In a country that espouses the importance of protecting the inherent rights of every person, abortion denies the rights of our most innocent and vulnerable members, our children."
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen said, "Abortion is not a sign that women are 'free to choose.' It is a sign that women have been abandoned. They have not had the support and care that they so desperately need. Rather, abortion is the only option offered."
"Abortion is one of the greatest scourges of our time. It is a sign that we have not met the needs of women. Women deserve better than abortion. It is a crime against humanity which not only takes the innocent life of a child but also profoundly alters the life of the mother. Women possess dignity and intrinsic beauty, and abortion tears them apart at the very core of their being."
Manny Yevancey (D) has no known position on choice.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins (I) is anti-choice.