Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 26
Rep. Michael Burgess
Rep. Michael Burgess (R) is anti-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Burgess 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. Burgess says, "I believe that human life is precious, and that government should protect innocent human life, not assist in its destruction. I am a member of the Values Action Team and the Pro-life Caucus, and I will support legislation to protect the rights of unborn children. Having dedicated more than 25 years of my life to a pro-life obstetrics practice, I believe that the United States Constitution is very clear when it guarantees a right to life."
David Sanchez (D) is mixed-choice.
Mark Boler (L) has no known position on choice.