Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 01
Rep. Louie Gohmert
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Gohmert 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 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. Gohmert said,"Then you realize, well, the reason you do that--take a poison to kill a child, a life within--is you're wanting to avoid the consequences of your conduct. That's the bottom line."
Shirley McKellar (D) has no known position on choice.
Clark Patterson (L) has no known position on choice.