Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 17
Rep. Bill Flores
Rep. Bill Flores (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Flores 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.
On his congressional website, Rep. Flores says: "I am proud to stand and defend the lives of the unborn. I am committed to the view that life is sacred, that it begins at conception and that the Founding Fathers were correct in placing life first among the list of rights the Constitution was written to defend. I am also committed to defending the sanctity of marriage and the family. Our families are the foundation of our country, and America is strongest when our nation's families are sound."
Ben Easton (L) has no known position on choice.