Texas Right to Life releases 85th Legislative Session Scorecards

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Despite the vicious politics of the leadership of the Texas House of Representatives, the regular and special sessions of the 85th Texas Legislature yielded several Pro-Life legislative victories.  The regular session saw the successful passage of the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, and during the special session, multiple Pro-Life bills were passed and signed by Governor Abbott, including Patient Consent for Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders and Pro-Life Health Insurance Reform—measures that had been blocked by House leadership until Governor Abbott intervened.

Following each session of the Texas Legislature, Texas Right to Life releases the Pro-Life Scorecard to inform Texas voters of where legislators stand on various Life issues.  The Pro-Life Scorecard is the most reliable tool available to Texas voters about who leads, who follows, and who is subverting Pro-Life legislative efforts under the Capitol dome.

Scores for legislators are calculated based on how they voted on specific Pro-Life and anti-Life bills and amendments, listed below, as well as if they publicly made a stand against or attempted to weaken a Pro-Life measure.  Each vote is weighted, and those members who voted correctly earned points for that vote.  Legislators who voted incorrectly did not earn points for that vote.  Additionally, when members recorded an anti-Life statement in the Journal of the Texas House, they earned negative points.

The extra commentary offers ancillary accounts of behind-the-scenes and off-the-record actions of legislators, explaining how they advanced or hindered Pro-Life legislation.

An additional tool for voters is Texas Right to Life’s roster of 2017 Pro-Life Heroes and Disappointments.  The Pro-Life Heroes will be announced on Thursday and the Pro-Life Disappointments will be unveiled on Friday.  Additionally, an individual report detailing each state legislator’s votes will be released on Monday.

 

Texas State House

NamePartyDistrictScore
Rep. Alma AllenD131
Rep. Roberto AlonzoD104
Rep. Carol AlvaradoD145
Rep. Rafael AnchiaD103
Rep. Charles AndersonR56
Rep. Rodney AndersonR105
Rep. Diana ArevaloD116
Rep. Trent AshbyR57
Rep. Ernest BailesR18
Rep. Cecil BellR3
Rep. Diego BernalD123
Rep. Kyle BiedermannR73
Rep. Cesar BlancoD76
Rep. Dwayne BohacR138
Rep. Dennis BonnenR25
Rep. Greg BonnenR24
Rep. Cindy BurkettR113
Rep. Dewayne BurnsR58
Rep. Dustin BurrowsR83
Rep. Angie Chen ButtonR112
Rep. Briscoe CainR128
Rep. Terry CanalesD40
Rep. Giovanni CapriglioneR98
Rep. Travis ClardyR11
Rep. Garnet ColemanD147
Rep. Nicole CollierD95
Rep. Byron CookR8
Rep. Philip CortezD117
Rep. Scott CosperR54
Rep. Tom CraddickR82
Rep. John CyrierR17
Rep. Tony DaleR136
Rep. Drew DarbyR72
Rep. Yvonne DavisD111
Rep. Sarah DavisR134
Rep. Jay DeanR7
Rep. Joe DeshotelD22
Rep. Dawnna DukesD46
Rep. Harold DuttonD142
Rep. Gary ElkinsR135
Rep. Wayne FairclothR23
Rep. Pat FallonR106
Rep. Jessica FarrarD148
Rep. Dan FlynnR2
Rep. James FrankR69
Rep. John FrulloR84
Rep. Charlie GerenR99
Rep. Barbara Gervin-HawkinsD120
Rep. Helen GiddingsD109
Rep. Craig GoldmanR97
Rep. Larry GonzalesR52
Rep. Mary GonzalezD75
Rep. Lance GoodenR4
Rep. Bobby GuerraD41
Rep. Ryan GuillenD31
Rep. Roland GutierrezD119
Rep. Cole HefnerR5
Rep. Ana HernandezD143
Rep. Abel HerreroD34
Rep. Gina HinojosaD49
Rep. Justin HollandR33
Rep. Donna HowardD48
Rep. Dan HubertyR127
Rep. Todd HunterR32
Rep. Jason IsaacR45
Rep. Celia IsraelD50
Rep. Eric JohnsonD100
Rep. Jarvis JohnsonD139
Rep. Kyle KacalR12
Rep. Mark KeoughR15
Rep. Phil KingR61
Rep. Tracy KingD80
Rep. Ken KingR88
Rep. Stephanie KlickR91
Rep. Linda KoopR102
Rep. Matt KrauseR93
Rep. John KuempelR44
Rep. Stan LambertR71
Rep. Brooks LandgrafR81
Rep. Mike LangR60
Rep. Lyle LarsonR122
Rep. Jodie LaubenbergR89
Rep. Jeff LeachR67
Rep. Oscar LongoriaD35
Rep. JM LozanoR43
Rep. Eddie Lucio IIID38
Rep. Armando MartinezD39
Rep. Will MetcalfR16
Rep. Morgan MeyerR108
Rep. Rick MillerR26
Rep. Ina MinjarezD124
Rep. Joe MoodyD78
Rep. Geanie MorrisonR30
Rep. Sergio MunozD36
Rep. Jim MurphyR133
Rep. Andrew MurrR53
Rep. Victoria NeaveD107
Rep. Poncho NevarezD74
Rep. Rene OliveiraD37
Rep. Tom OliversonR130
Rep. Evelina OrtegaD77
Rep. Chris PaddieR9
Rep. Tan ParkerR63
Rep. Dennis PaulR129
Rep. Mary Ann PerezD144
Rep. Dade PhelanR21
Rep. Larry PhillipsR62
Rep. Joe PickettD79
Rep. Walter PriceR87
Rep. John RaneyR14
Rep. Richard RaymondD42
Rep. Ron ReynoldsD27
Rep. Matt RinaldiR115
Rep. Kevin RobertsR126
Rep. Eddie RodriguezD51
Rep. Justin RodriguezD125
Rep. Ramon Romero Jr.D90
Rep. Toni RoseD110
Rep. Scott SanfordR70
Rep. Matt SchaeferR6
Rep. Mike SchofieldR132
Rep. Leighton SchubertR13
Rep. Matt ShaheenR66
Rep. J. D. SheffieldR59
Rep. Hugh ShineR55
Rep. Ron SimmonsR65
Rep. John SmitheeR86
Rep. Drew SpringerR68
Rep. Phil StephensonR85
Rep. Jonathan SticklandR92
Rep. Joe Straus IIIR121
Rep. Lynn StuckyR64
Rep. Valoree SwansonR150
Rep. Shawn ThierryD146
Rep. Senfronia ThompsonD141
Rep. Ed ThompsonR29
Rep. Tony TinderholtR94
Rep. Chris TurnerD101
Rep. Tomas UrestiD118
Rep. Gary VanDeaverR1
Rep. Jason VillalbaR114
Rep. Hubert VoD149
Rep. Armando WalleD140
Rep. James WhiteR19
Rep. Terry WilsonR20
Rep. Paul WorkmanR47
Rep. John WrayR10
Rep. Gene WuD137
Rep. Bill ZedlerR96
Rep. John ZerwasR28

Texas State Senate

NamePartyDistrictScore
Sen. Paul BettencourtR7
Sen. Brian BirdwellR22
Sen. Dawn BuckinghamR24
Sen. Konni BurtonR10
Sen. Donna CampbellR25
Sen. Brandon CreightonR4
Sen. Craig EstesR30
Sen. Sylvia GarciaD6
Sen. Bob HallR2
Sen. Kelly HancockR9
Sen. Juan HinojosaD20
Sen. Donald HuffinesR16
Sen. Joan HuffmanR17
Sen. Bryan HughesR1
Sen. Lois KolkhorstR18
Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.D27
Sen. Jose MenendezD26
Sen. Borris MilesD13
Sen. Jane NelsonR12
Sen. Robert NicholsR3
Sen. Charles PerryR28
Sen. Jose RodriguezD29
Sen. Charles SchwertnerR5
Sen. Kel SeligerR31
Sen. Larry TaylorR11
Sen. Van TaylorR8
Sen. Carlos UrestiD19
Sen. Kirk WatsonD14
Sen. Royce WestD23
Sen. John WhitmireD15
Sen. Judith ZaffiriniD21

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