NARAL Pro-Choice America Fact Checks Heck

Pro-choice group calls out Rep. Joe Heck’s false statement ahead of next debate

Washington, D.C. – NARAL Pro-Choice America set the record straight ahead of the October 25 debate in Nevada’s 3rd congressional district. The group calls attention to a false statement made by incumbent Rep. Joe Heck during his last debate with challenger, John Oceguera.

At the October 11 debate, Joe Heck looked into the camera and told the audience in no uncertain terms that he supports a woman’s right to choose in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the woman is in jeopardy.  Unfortunately, his voting record does not reflect that claim.  On July 31, Heck voted for H.R.3803, a bill banning abortion care after 20 weeks in Washington, D.C. – a proposal that has no exception in cases of rape or incest.

In 2010, more than 188,000 rapes or sexual assaults were reported in the United States.

Joe Heck earned a rating of five percent in NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2011 Congressional Record on Choice. His record includes votes to eliminate funding for the Title X family-planning program, and support for a bill that would allow hospitals to refuse emergency abortion care, even when a woman’s life is in danger.

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has endorsed John Oceguera’s campaign to represent Nevada’s 3rd congressional district.


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