Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Illinois District 15
Rep. John Shimkus
Rep. John Shimkus (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Shimkus 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.
"I believe the issue of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue; it is not a liberal or conservative issue; it is a moral issue, Shimkus said. "You cannot have a middle position on this issue."
Angela Michael (D) is anti-choice.