Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Illinois District 09
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D) is pro-choice. She is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Schakowsky.
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 the U.S. House floor, Rep Schakowsky said: "Make no mistake, this law [CIANA] is a direct threat to a woman's right to make decisions about her reproductive health. We need to see this bill for what it really is--another attempt to chip away at Roe v. Wade and deny women choice."
Tim Wolfe (R) is anti-choice.