Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Maryland District 08
Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) is pro-choice. He is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Van Hollen.
Rep. Van Hollen 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.
Rep. Van Hollen said, “A woman's right to choose her own health care is a fundamental one, and the Congress should not tell women how to manage their health or reproductive care. Sadly, the legislation we're considering today will do just that and severely jeopardize women's access to health care.”
Ken Timmerman (R) is anti-choice.
George Gluck (G) has no known position on choice.
Mark Grannis (L) has no known position on choice.