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Charlie Baker on Abortion
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Menino on Abortion
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • Supports legal abortion and the public funding of abortion. (Dec 2005)
Deval Patrick on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics. (Jul 2009)
  • Decisions on abortion should be made by women. (Jan 2006)
  • Support for stem cell research. (Sep 2005)
Dan Wolf on Abortion
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Mo Cowan on Abortion
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • I'm personally prolife but I'm not changing any abortion law. (Jun 2013)
  • 24-hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion. (Jun 2013)
  • I am pro-life, but Roe v. Wade is settled law. (Mar 2013)
John Kerry on Abortion
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 34 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Criticized ban on stem cell research; Bush claims no ban. (Nov 2010)
  • No undoing Constitutional rights, including right of choice. (Oct 2004)
  • Cannot change Roe v. Wade because of my own faith. (Oct 2004)
  • Embryos used in stem cell research are not from abortions. (Oct 2004)
  • Supreme Court justices should be able to make good decisions. (Oct 2004)
  • We cannot force people to share our faith. (Oct 2004)
  • Bush allows the destruction of life up to a certain amount. (Oct 2004)
  • Life begins at conception, but we canít legislate that. (Jul 2004)
  • Will not appoint Justice against Roe while Court is 5-4. (May 2004)
  • Kerry staunchly resists restrictions on abortions. (Apr 2004)
  • Partial-birth abortion ban undermine womenís right to choose. (Nov 2003)
  • No criminalization of a womanís right to choose. (Jun 2003)

    Voting Record

  • FactCheck: Yes, Kerry did vote against Laci Peterson law. (Oct 2004)
  • Against partial-birth abortion but there are exceptions. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
Ed Markey on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood; supports abortion rights. (Jun 2013)
  • Litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on abortion. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Elizabeth Warren on Abortion
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Staunch Pro-Abortion stance. (Aug 2011)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)

House:


Michael Capuano on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Strongly supports a woman's right to choose. (Oct 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Katherine Clark on Abortion
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Defend women's access to family planning and birth control. (Oct 2013)
Bill Keating on Abortion
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
Joe Kennedy III on Abortion
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Fight any efforts to limit reproductive health services. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Jim McGovern on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Richard Neal on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
John Tierney on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Niki Tsongas on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Endorsed by EMILYís List for support of abortion rights. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Massie on Abortion
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
  • Unfettered access to family planning & abortion. (Jul 2011)
Setti Warren on Abortion
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
  • Ensure women have full range of reproductive health services. (Jul 2011)
Barney Frank on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Steve Lynch on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Protect Roe v. Wade; it keeps abortion in clinical setting. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes abortion funding but funded Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2013)
  • Pro-life. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Rated 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 55% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
Ed Markey on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood; supports abortion rights. (Jun 2013)
  • Litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on abortion. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
John Olver on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Tom Birmingham on Abortion
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • Supported clinic buffer zones. (Nov 2001)
  • Insurance for contraception & state workersí abortions. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Gabrieli on Abortion
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Supports abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Massachusetts needs to invest in stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • Stem cell research will save lives and will create jobs. (Jun 2006)
Steve Grossman on Abortion
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kerry Healey on Abortion
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • I've always been pro choice, even when Romney disagreed. (Sep 2006)
  • Favors embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • $1B for stem cell research is irresponsible. (May 2006)
Carla Howell on Abortion
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • Stop shouting; no one is listening on either side. (Sep 2000)
  • Neither subsidize nor penalize; neither condemn nor condone. (Sep 2000)
Christy Mihos on Abortion
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Supports womanís right to choose, with minor notification. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Abortion
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • History of protecting womenís right to choose. (Sep 2002)
  • Changed her mind on abortion in 1990s. (Apr 2002)
  • Will continue strong record of support for choice. (Feb 2002)
Robert Reich on Abortion
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Lead coalition against anti-choice lobby. (May 2002)
  • Supports Contraceptive Coverage Bill and Buffer Zone Law. (May 2002)
  • Unrestricted right to safe abortions. (May 2002)
Tom Reilly on Abortion
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • State funding for stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Jan 2006)
Mitt Romney on Abortion
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 43 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Courts added tax-paid abortions to RomneyCare; not me. (Jan 2012)
  • I had no litmus test for appointing judges, but I'm pro-life. (Jan 2012)
  • Scientifically, life begins at conception. (Jan 2012)
  • 1990: As church leader, urged at-risk mom against abortion. (Jan 2012)
  • 1994: Supported abortion rights but personally opposed. (Jan 2012)
  • Firmly pro-life; including Court nominations. (Jun 2011)
  • Abortion decision should recognize TWO lives involved. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: baroque circumlocutions on evolving abortion stance. (Aug 2009)
  • Supreme Court had said feds should stay out of abortion. (Dec 2007)
  • I took action as governor to preserve the sanctity of life. (Dec 2007)
  • No punishment for women who have partial birth abortions. (Dec 2007)
  • Two-step process: overturn Roe; then change hearts & minds. (Sep 2007)
  • Firmly in the ďlegal but rareĒ camp. (Aug 2007)
  • Following in Reaganís footsteps in converting to pro-life. (Aug 2007)
  • Absolute good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Personally pro-life, but government should not intrude. (May 2007)
  • Was effectively pro-choice until cloning changed his opinion. (May 2007)
  • Breach of Constitution for justices to adjust Constitution. (Mar 2007)
  • Now firmly pro-life, despite 2002 tolerance for abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Anti-abortion views have ďevolved & deepenedĒ while governor. (Jul 2005)
  • Personally against abortion, but pro-choice as governor. (Mar 2002)
  • For safe, legal abortion since relativeís death from illegal. (Oct 1994)

    Contraception

  • Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives. (Oct 2012)
  • Church employee birth control violates religious conscience. (Feb 2012)
  • MA churches can choose to not provide morning-after pills. (Feb 2012)
  • 2002: No to new abortion law; yes to emergency contraception. (Jan 2012)
  • States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to. (Jan 2012)
  • 1993: Morning-after pill could make abortions obsolete. (Nov 2011)
  • Contraception is a personal choice; but advocate abstinence. (Nov 2011)
  • Vetoed emergency contraception for rape victims. (Jul 2005)

    Stem Cells

  • Stem-cell cloning breaches an ethical boundary. (Jan 2012)
  • 2004: Stem cell research ok, if privately funded. (Nov 2011)
  • Outlaw embryo farming, but allow using surplus embryos. (Dec 2007)
  • 2004: Became pro-life during stem cell controversy. (Dec 2007)
  • Altered nuclear transfer instead of embryonic stem cells. (May 2007)
  • Stem cell research lofty goals donít justify destroying life. (Mar 2007)
  • Vetoed stem cell research bill. (May 2005)

    Voting Record

  • Would be delighted to sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
  • 2005: Vetoed availability without Rx of morning-after pill. (Aug 2007)
  • Would welcome overturning Roe v. Wade. (Mar 2007)
  • Committed to not change law on abortion as Gov., and did not. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes Roe v Wade, but wonít tamper with abortion laws. (Dec 2006)
  • Endorsed legalization of RU-486. (Mar 2002)
Grace Ross on Abortion
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Supports Stem Cell Research. (Jul 2006)
Jane Swift on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Warren Tolman on Abortion
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
  • Believes in a womanís right to choose. (Nov 2001)
Bill Weld on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1991-1997): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Pro-choice point of view is shared by the GOP majority. (Sep 1996)
  • Support a womanís right to choose as an individual freedom. (Jun 1996)
Peter Blute on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Chase on Abortion
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Support stem cell research on existing lines of stem cells. (Sep 2006)
  • Support Child Custody Protection Actís parental notification. (Jul 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Abortion
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Marty Meehan on Abortion
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Joe Moakley on Abortion
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Peter Torkildsen on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Beatty on Abortion
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Strongly supports a woman's right to choose. (Oct 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Bill Delahunt on Abortion
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ted Kennedy on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • 1987: "Robert Bork's America" forces back alley abortions. (Oct 2010)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Paul Kirk on Abortion
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Opposes abortion, but focuses on reducing abortion demand. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Supports abortion rights & embryonic stem cell research. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Abortion
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Pro-choice including federal funding. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Abortion
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Kevin Scott on Abortion
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Supports parental notification. (Jun 2006)
  • Abortion is a womanís right. (Jan 2006)
  • Keep abortion rare; promote abstinence and adoption. (Jan 2006)
  • Abortion traumatizes women and falls heavily on minorities. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on Abortion
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Government shouldnít decide abortion, but also shouldnít pay. (Aug 2008)
Martha Coakley on Abortion
Democratic Senate Nominee: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Pro-life Catholics shouldn't serve in emergency rooms. (May 2010)
  • AdWatch: Brown denied contraception to rape victims. (Jan 2010)
  • Helped minors get court orders without parental consent. (Jan 2010)
  • Partial-birth ban needs exceptions for maternal health. (Jan 2010)
  • Steadfast champion of Roe v. Wade. (Oct 2009)
  • Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics. (Jul 2009)
Joe L. Kennedy on Abortion
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Abortion
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Right to safe & legal abortion is indispensable. (Nov 2009)
  • Champion stem cell research for its great promise. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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