Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 06
Rep. Joe Barton
Rep. Joe Barton (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Barton 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.
In a press release, Rep. Barton stated: "I am prolife because I believe that all life is precious and should be respected and I back that up with my vote. I have a career 97% prolife voting record."
Kenneth Sanders (D) has no known position on choice.
Hugh Chauvin (L) has no known position on choice.
Brandon Parmer (G) has no known position on choice.