Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Vermont At Large
Rep. Peter Welch
Rep. Peter Welch (D) is pro-choice. He is the incumbent.
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed Rep. Welch.
Rep. Welch 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 several restrictions that block many women from accessing abortion care.
Voted to ensure that hospitals must provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it.
Rep. Welch said, "Voters are tired of the divisive attacks on a woman's right to choice. They are also rightfully concerned about the erosion of choice under the current Republican leadership. I believe we must take politics out of the issue of choice, focus on reducing and preventing the need for abortions, require pharmacists to honor prescriptions for birth control issued by a woman's doctor, and help improve birth control coverage by insurance companies."
Mark Donka (R) has no known position on choice.
James "Sam" Desrochers
James "Sam" Desrochers (I) has no known position on choice.
Andre LaFramboise () has no known position on choice.