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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates

2002 Positions on Reproductive Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dante Santoni, Jr. anti-choice
Larry Sather anti-choice
Curt Schroder anti-choice
Allyson Schwartz pro-choice
Thomas Scrimenti anti-choice
Paul Semmel anti-choice
James Shaner anti-choice
Bruce Smith pro-choice
Samuel Smith anti-choice
Timothy Solobay anti-choice
Edward Staback anti-choice
Jess Stairs anti-choice
David Steil pro-choice
Jerry Stern anti-choice
Stephen Stetler pro-choice
Dick Stevenson anti-choice
Thomas Stevenson anti-choice
J. Barry Stout pro-choice
Dan Surra anti-choice
Thomas Tangretti anti-choice
Elinor Taylor anti-choice
Robert Thompson pro-choice
Thomas Tigue anti-choice
Guy Travaglio, Jr. anti-choice
Michael Veon pro-choice
Don Walko pro-choice
James Wansacz anti-choice
LeAnna Washington pro-choice
Michael Waugh anti-choice
Melissa Murphy Weber pro-choice
Noah Wenger anti-choice
Mary Jo White pro-choice
Constance Williams pro-choice
Jewell Williams pro-choice
Rod Wilt anti-choice
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. anti-choice
Rob Wonderling anti-choice
Matthew Wright anti-choice
Thomas Yewcic anti-choice
Peter Zug 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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