Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Tennessee District 03
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Fleischmann 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 his congressional website, Rep. Fleischmann states: "I was honored to speak at the March for Life rally on the National Mall earlier today. Thousands of Americans came together in our cause to protect the sanctity of all human life, and voice our continued opposition to the decision made in Roe v. Wade."
Mary Headrick (D) is presumed to be pro-choice.
Matthew Deniston (I) has no known position on choice.