Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Illinois District 06
Rep. Peter Roskam
Rep. Peter Roskam (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Roskam 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.
Leslie Coolidge (D) is presumed to be pro-choice.
Endorsed by pro-choice NOW PAC in 2012.
In a candidate interview with Daily Herald, Coolidge states, “The abortion decision is one in which the government should not be involved. It should be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor and her family, if she chooses. There should be no exceptions to this.”