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Eric Massa on Abortion

 


Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare

I believe that abortion should be safe, legal, and above all, rare, and I am fully committed to using all the political and social means available to reduce its frequency.

Reproductive rights are one of the most profoundly difficult and divisive public policy issues facing American leaders today. The debate is often framed in a polarized, either/or way, “right to life” or “pro choice.” The issue divides friends and families, and for many it’s the single issue on which they vote.

Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.massaforcongress.com , Nov 4, 2008

I am “pro-cure” on stem cell research

I am absolutely “pro-cure.” Stem cell studies are the most promising area of medical research to come along in decades, offering hope to millions who suffer from chronic diseases like Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s. We need this research to save lives. The Administration and some in Congress seek to exploit this issue for political gain, but I believe that we must do all we can to find critical cures. I will vote “YES” on any bill which expands federal support for stem cell research in ethical ways.
Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.massaforcongress.com , Nov 4, 2008

Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception.

Massa signed Prevention First Act

Source: S.21&H.R.463 2009-S21 on Jan 6, 2009

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Abortion: Eric Massa on other issues:
NY Gubernatorial:
Andrew Cuomo
Mike Bloomberg
NY Senatorial:
Charles Schumer
Kirsten Gillibrand

Retiring to run for other office:

Running for Mayor:
CA-51:Bob Filner(D)

Running for Governor:
IN-6:Mike Pence(R)
WA-1:Jay Inslee(D)

Running for Senate:
AZ-6:Jeff Flake(R)
CT-5:Chris Murphy(R)
FL-14:Connie Mack(R)
HI-2:Mazie Hirono(D)
IN-2:Joe Donnelly(D)
MO-2:Todd Akin(R)
MT-0:Dennis Rehberg(R)
ND-0:Rick Berg(D)
NM-1:Martin Heinrich(D)
NV-1:Shelley Berkley(D)
WI-2:Tammy Baldwin(D)
2011-2012 Special Elections:
AZ-8:Gabby Giffords(D)
CA-36:Jane Harman(D)
CA-36:Janice Hahn(D)
NV-2:Dean Heller(R)
NV-2:Mark Amodei(R)
NY-9:Anthony Weiner(D)
NY-9:Bob Turner(R)
NY-26:Chris Lee(R)
NY-26:Kathleen Hochul(D)
OR-1:David Wu(D)
OR-1:Suzanne Bonamici(D)

Retiring 2012:
AR-4:Mike Ross(D)
AZ-8:Gabby Giffords(D)
CA-2:Wally Herger(R)
CA-6:Lynn Woolsey(D)
CA-18:Elton Gallegly(R)
CA-24:Dennis Cardoza(D)
CA-41:Jerry Lewis(R)
IL-12:Jerry Costello(D)
IN-5:Dan Burton(R)
KY-4:Geoff Davis(R)
MA-1:John Olver(D)
MA-4:Barney Frank(D)
MI-5:Dale Kildee(D)
NC-11:Heath Shuler(D)
NC-13:Brad Miller(D)
NY-22:Maurice Hinchey(D)
OH-7:Steve Austria(R)
OK-2:Dan Boren(D)
PA-19:Todd Platts(R)
TX-14:Ron Paul(R)
TX-20:Charles Gonzalez(D)
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