Planned Parenthood 501(c)(4) advocacy organizations across America assess candidate positions on a variety of very important reproductive health issues such as: access to birth control, evidence-based sexual health education, emergency contraception access, and access to safe and legal abortion.
In this scoring system, 100% equals alignment with Planned Parenthood’s public policy positions on a range of reproductive and sexual health issues. 0% equals complete opposition to Planned Parenthood’s public policy positions.
The score for an individual candidate is based on the best information that we are able to gather, and may include these types of data sources:
Voting history on legislation impacting public policy issues important to Planned Parenthood (for incumbents).
Responses to Candidate Questionnaires sent out by local or national Planned Parenthood 501(c)(4) organizations.
Additional reliable information sources may occasionally be used, including documented public statements, information on a candidate’s web site, and endorsements from other groups who support or oppose Planned Parenthood’s public policy positions.
No Response means that a candidate did not respond to a candidate questionnaire..
No Information means that no voting history, candidate questionnaire, or other additional reliable information was able to be used in assessing the candidate.