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Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: Stephen F. Lynch
Current Office: U.S. House - District 8, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 8
Primary Sept. 9, 2014

Abortion and Reproductive

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 71%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 85%
2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 75%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 57%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 43%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 20%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 86%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 71%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 83%
2005 The Population Institute - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 57%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 60%
2003 The Population Institute - Positions 100%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 67%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 29%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 25%

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