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Lamar S. Smith

Lamar S. Smith's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Abortion and Reproductive

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 8%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 31%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 9%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 5%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005 The Population Institute - Positions 50%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 The Population Institute - Positions 0%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 9%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 7%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 18%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 7%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 7%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 11%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 11%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 3%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 11%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 10%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 9%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 10%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 6%

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