Pro-Choice Voter Guide: New York District 24
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R) is anti-choice. She is the incumbent.
Rep. Buerkle 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.
On the U.S. House floor, Rep. Buerkle said,"Mr. Speaker, this coming Saturday marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that fundamentally altered the moral landscape of America. For much of those 38 years, I have been very involved in the pro-life movement, both as an advocate for the unborn and a counselor of troubled women and teens, the unspoken second victims of abortion. As we reflect upon the sobering anniversary and the tremendous loss of life that it represents, I see reasons for hope. Attitudes are changing, and more and more young people are rejecting abortion as a choice for their lives."
Former Rep. Dan Maffei
Former Rep. Dan Maffei (D) is pro-choice.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Former Rep. Maffei.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed Maffei in 2008 and 2010.
Ursula Rozum (G) has no known position on choice.