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Tom Reilly on Abortion


State funding for stem cell research

Massachusetts life sciences sector offers enormous promise for both medical breakthroughs and job creation. Yet the Romney-Healey Administration has stood in the way of this promise, fighting and vetoing legislation that sought to clear the way for stem cell research in the Commonwealth. Fortunately, the Legislature overrode this veto, but other barriers to job creation in life sciences remain. As Governor, Reilly will bolster research and development and job creation in life sciences and strengthen the financial stability of our hospitals, by: Recapitalizing the state`s Emerging Technology Fund and making fiscally and economically responsible investments in stem cell and other biomedical research.
Source: Campaign booklet, "Prescription for a Healthy Massachusetts" Jun 2, 2006

Supports abortion rights

On social issues, [Reilly's selected running mate, State Rep. Marie] St. Fleur has supported same-sex marriage, as does Reilly, although he came late to his position, much to the anger of some gay political activists. The two also support abortion rights, but differ on the death penalty. St. Fleur opposes capital punishment, while Reilly, once an opponent, now supports it. She also supports charter schools.
Source: Frank Phillips, Boston Globe, "rising political star" Jan 31, 2006

Other governors on Abortion: Tom Reilly on other issues:
AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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