Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Hawaii Senate
Rep. Mazie Hirono
Rep. Mazie Hirono (D) is pro-choice.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Hirono.
Rep. Hirono 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.
Former Gov. Linda Lingle
Former Gov. Linda Lingle (R) is mixed-choice.
Former Gov. Lingle said, "I support a woman's right to choose. However, I oppose partial-birth abortions. I also support requiring parental notification. In addition, I believe we must work to ensure there are no more unwanted children - through education, prevention, and adoption."
Lingle was rated as mixed-choice in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2010 Who Decides? publication.
Heath Beasley (I) has no known position on choice.