Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Texas District 29
Rep. Gene Green
Rep. Gene Green (D) is pro-choice. He is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Green.
Rep. Green earned a 100 percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2011 Congressional Record on Choice.
Voted twice against the proposal 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 against 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 ensure hospitals must provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it.
Rep. Green said, "The bill also endangers women's health and lives by creating a dangerous loophole in longstanding state and federal laws that require hospitals to provide appropriate emergency care to pregnant women and would eliminate existing protections for women seeking care in emergency circumstances--allowing a hospital to deny abortion care to a woman, even if it would save her life."
Rep. Green also said, "This legislation goes far beyond any legislation passed by the House with regard to abortion. Quite simply, it endangers the health and lives of women."
James Stanczak (L) has no known position on choice.
Maria Selva (G) has no known position on choice.