Pro-Choice Voter Guide: North Carolina District 06
Rep. Howard Coble
Rep. Howard Coble (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Coble 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.
Rep. Coble said, "I oppose abortion on demand, and I have consistently voted to eliminate any federal funding for abortion in legislation such as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense appropriations, and in U.S. aid to foreign countries, which is commonly referred to as "Mexico City Policy." I also support the ban on partial-birth abortion, the Unborn Victims Protection Act, the Child Custody Protection Act, and other pro-life legislation."
Tony Foriest (D) is pro-choice.
Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina in 2006, 2008 and 2010.