Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Ohio District 05
Rep. Bob Latta
Rep. Bob Latta (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Latta 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.
"As an elected official, protecting the sanctity of life has been a cornerstone of my policy objectives over the past twenty years. Now that Republicans control the majority in the House of Representatives, it is vital that we pass meaningful legislation to ensure important pro-life protections and to correct the last two years of pro-abortion policy passed by Congressional Democrats."
Angela Zimmann (D) is presumed to be pro-choice.
Eric Eberly (L) has no known position on choice.