Pro-Choice Voter Guide: New Jersey District 04
Rep. Chris Smith
Rep. Chris Smith (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Smith 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.
Author of 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.
On the U.S. House floor, Rep. Smith said,"Mr Speaker, I have been in the pro-life movement for 38 years, in the greatest human rights struggle on Earth, the right-to-life movement."
Brian Froelich (D) is presumed to be pro-choice.
Leonard Marshall (I) has no known position on choice.