Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 04
Rep. Ralph Hall
Rep. Ralph Hall (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Hall 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. Hall says on his website, "I am a longtime supporter of pro-life legislation and it is of extreme importance to me that taxpayers' money not be used to provide for organizations or programs that promote abortion."
Rep. Hall says on his website,"I continue to fight to protect the rights of the unborn and by supporting pro-life legislation in the 112th Congress."
VaLinda Hathcox (D) is presumed to be pro-choice.
Thomas Griffing (L) has no known position on choice.