Pro-Choice Voter Guide: New York District 25
Rep. Louise Slaughter
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) is pro-choice. She is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Slaughter.
Rep. Slaughter 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.
On her congressional website, Rep. Slaughter states:"Representative Slaughter is a long-time supporter of a woman's right to choose from a full range of reproductive options. Given the number of unplanned pregnancies which occur each year, she believes we must all work to provide the necessary support and counseling in order to improve access to contraception and knowledge of reproductive choice. Because reproductive choices are deeply personal in nature, Rep. Slaughter believes such choices should rest with the woman, her physician, and the family or friends she chooses to consult. If a woman's choice is to bear a child, she can always count on Rep. Slaughter to vote in support of pre-natal care, child care, nutrition, immunization and educational programs."
Rep. Slaughter is a co-chair of the U.S. House Pro-Choice Caucus.
Maggie Brooks (R) is anti-choice.