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Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates

2002 Positions on Reproductive Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican anti-choice
Bob Allen anti-choice
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican anti-choice
Gibson Armstrong anti-choice
Gibson Armstrong anti-choice
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican anti-choice
Ellen Bard pro-choice
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican anti-choice
Bob Bastian anti-choice
Linda Bebko-Jones pro-choice
Fred Belardi anti-choice
Robert Belfanti, Jr. anti-choice
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican anti-choice
Jerry Birmelin anti-choice
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic pro-choice
Kevin Blaum anti-choice
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic mixed
Scott Boyd anti-choice
David Brightbill mixed
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican mixed
Raymond Bunt, Jr. anti-choice
Alan Butkovitz pro-choice
Ronald Buxton pro-choice
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic anti-choice
Steven Cappelli anti-choice
James Casorio, Jr. pro-choice
Gaynor Cawley anti-choice
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican anti-choice
PA State House 145 Paul Clymer Republican anti-choice
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic anti-choice
Jeff Coleman anti-choice
Joe Conti pro-choice
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican anti-choice
Roy Cornell pro-choice
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. anti-choice
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic mixed
Jeffrey Coy anti-choice
Jacqueline Crahalla anti-choice
Thomas Creighton anti-choice
PA State House 180 Angel Cruz Democratic PRO
Lawrence Curry pro-choice
Mary Ann Dailey anti-choice
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic anti-choice
Craig Dally anti-choice
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 99 Gordon Denlinger Republican anti-choice
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican pro-choice
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic pro-choice
H. William DeWeese pro-choice
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican anti-choice
Michael Diven anti-choice
Robert Donatucci anti-choice
Todd Eachus anti-choice
Jane Earll pro-choice
Allan Egolf anti-choice
PA State Senate 26 Edwin Erickson Republican anti-choice
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic pro-choice
John Evans anti-choice
PA State House 2 Florindo Fabrizio Democratic PRO
Russell Fairchild anti-choice
Brett Feese anti-choice
PA State Senate 38 Jim Ferlo Democratic pro-choice
John Fichter anti-choice
Patrick Elvin Fleagle anti-choice
Robert Flick anti-choice
Teresa Forcier anti-choice
PA State House 23 Dan Frankel Democratic pro-choice
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic mixed
Vincent Fumo pro-choice
William Gabig anti-choice
Thomas Gannon anti-choice
Richard Geist anti-choice
Camille George anti-choice
PA State House 35 Marc Gergely Democratic PRO
PA State House 47 Keith Gillespie Republican anti-choice
PA State House 101 Mauree Gingrich Republican anti-choice
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican anti-choice
PA State House 123 Neal Goodman Democratic anti-choice
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican anti-choice
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican pro-choice
Richard Grucela anti-choice
Michael Gruitza anti-choice
Jeffrey Earl Habay anti-choice
PA State House 73 Gary Haluska Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 58 Ted Harhai Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 183 Julie Harhart Republican pro-choice
PA State House 61 Catherine Harper Republican anti-choice
PA State House 82 C. Adam Harris Republican anti-choice
George Hasay anti-choice
Edward Helfrick anti-choice
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican anti-choice
Lynn Herman anti-choice
Arthur Hershey anti-choice
Dick Hess anti-choice
PA State House 98 David Hickernell Republican anti-choice
Michael Horsey mixed
PA State Senate 7 Vincent Hughes Democratic pro-choice
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican anti-choice
Harold James pro-choice
Babette Josephs pro-choice
Robert Jubelirer pro-choice
PA State Senate 32 Richard Kasunic Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic anti-choice
George Kenney, Jr. anti-choice
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic pro-choice
PA State Senate 3 Shirley Kitchen Democratic pro-choice
Allen Kukovich pro-choice
Frank LaGrotta anti-choice
Susan Laughlin anti-choice
PA State Senate 17 Daylin Leach Democratic pro-choice
Marie Lederer anti-choice
Dennis Leh anti-choice
Charles Lemmond, Jr. pro-choice
Victor John Lescovitz anti-choice
David Levdansky pro-choice
Kelly Lewis anti-choice
Jim Lynch anti-choice
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth Republican pro-choice
Roger Madigan anti-choice
PA State House 40 John Maher Republican anti-choice
Stephen Maitland anti-choice
PA State House 111 Sandra Major Republican anti-choice
Kathy Manderino pro-choice
Jennifer Mann pro-choice
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican anti-choice
Keith McCall anti-choice
PA State House 173 Michael McGeehan Democratic anti-choice
Eugene McGill anti-choice
Fred McIlhattan anti-choice
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican pro-choice
Mark Steven McNaughton anti-choice
Anthony Melio anti-choice
Robert Mellow anti-choice
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican anti-choice
PA State House 163 Nicholas Micozzie Republican anti-choice
PA State House 93 Ron Miller Republican pro-choice
Sheila Miller anti-choice
Harold Mowery Jr. mixed
PA State House 120 Phyllis Mundy Democratic pro-choice
Raphael Musto anti-choice
John Myers pro-choice
Jerry Nailor anti-choice
Steven Nickol pro-choice
Dennis O'Brien anti-choice
Frank Oliver, Sr. pro-choice
PA State House 29 Bernie O'Neill Republican mixed
Michael O'Pake anti-choice
Jane Clare Orie anti-choice
John Pallone anti-choice
PA State House 106 John Payne Republican anti-choice
John Perzel anti-choice
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 178 Scott Petri Republican anti-choice
Thomas Petrone anti-choice
PA Commissioner At-Large Merle Phillips Republican anti-choice
Jeffrey Piccola pro-choice
PA State House 110 Tina Pickett Republican anti-choice
PA State Senate 9 Dominic Pileggi Republican anti-choice
John Pippy anti-choice
Frank Pistella pro-choice
Joseph Preston, Jr. pro-choice
Terry Punt anti-choice
Ronald Raymond anti-choice
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 62 Dave Reed Republican anti-choice
Douglas Reichley anti-choice
James Rhoades anti-choice
William Rieger anti-choice
Lawrence Roberts anti-choice
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic pro-choice
Samuel Rohrer anti-choice
T.J. Rooney pro-choice
PA State House 158 Chris Ross Republican pro-choice
Carole Rubley pro-choice
Kenneth Ruffing anti-choice
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic anti-choice
PA State House 135 Steve Samuelson Democratic anti-choice
Dante Santoni, Jr. anti-choice
Larry Sather anti-choice
PA State House 94 Stanley Saylor Republican anti-choice
PA State Senate 25 Joe Scarnati III Republican anti-choice
PA State House 176 Mario Scavello Republican anti-choice
Curt Schroder anti-choice
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic pro-choice
Thomas Scrimenti anti-choice
Paul Semmel anti-choice
James Shaner anti-choice
Bruce Smith pro-choice
PA State House 66 Samuel Smith Republican anti-choice
PA State Senate 46 Timothy Solobay Democratic anti-choice
Edward Staback anti-choice
PA State Senate 5 Mike Stack III Democratic pro-choice
Jess Stairs anti-choice
David Steil pro-choice
PA State House 80 Jerry Stern Republican anti-choice
Stephen Stetler pro-choice
PA State House 8 Dick Stevenson Republican anti-choice
Thomas Stevenson anti-choice

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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