Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Michigan Senate
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) is pro-choice. She is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Sen. Stabenow.
Sen. Stabenow earned a 100-percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2011 Congressional Record on Choice.
Voted 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 a budget bill that would have cut funding for contraception and cancer screenings, made it harder for low-income women in D.C. to choose abortion care, and eliminated family-planning programs for the world's poorest women.
Voted for the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
On the U.S. Senate floor, Sen. Stabenow said,"I believe we need, as a governmental body under the Constitution, to respect [women's] privacy, their religious freedom, for them to be able to struggle with their own decision-making, their families and their faith, to be able to do what is best to protect their own life and their own health."
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R) is anti-choice.
Earned a 0-percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2009.
In a posting on the Michigan Tea Party website, Hoekstra said he"holds the sanctity of life with the utmost respect and will continue his efforts to protect the lives of our unborn children as Michigan's U.S. Senator."
"I am opposed to abortion under any circumstances," Hoekstra said."I have consistently fought to protect the lives of the unborn and will continue to do so, especially when it involves pressuring young women into breaking the law to undergo the procedure."
Scotty Boman (L) is anti-choice.
Richard Matkin () has no known position on choice.
Harley Mikkelson (G) has no known position on choice.
John Litle () has no known position on choice.