Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 05
Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Hensarling 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. Hensarling states: "Human life is a prescious commodity that in today's society is often taken for granted. I believe in my heart and mind that life begins at conception, and as a Member of Congress, I am working to make abortion more rare in America."
Linda Mrosko (D) has no known position on choice.
Ken Ashby (L) has no known position on choice.