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Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

1997 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Matthew Amorello 100%
Steven Angelo 100%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Michael Bellotti 50%
Robert Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
Thomas Birmingham 0%
Daniel Bosley 100%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 0%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 50%
John Businger 100%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 100%
Thomas Cahir 100%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 100%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 50%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 100%
Evelyn Chesky 50%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 50%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 50%
Forrester Clark, Jr. 100%
Carol Cleven 100%
Edward Connolly 0%
Robert Correia 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Brian Cresta 50%
Donna Fournier Cuomo 0%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
Paul Demakis 100%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 100%
David Donnelly 0%
Carol Donovan 100%
Robert Durand 100%
James Fagan 0%
Susan Fargo 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 100%
Thomas Finneran 0%
Kevin Fitzgerald 0%
Nancy Flavin 100%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 50%
Barbara Gardner 100%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 0%
David Gately 50%
Ronald Gauch 100%
Anthony Philip Giglio 50%
Guy Glodis 50%
Emile Goguen 0%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Shirley Gomes 100%
William Greene, Jr. 0%
Patrick Guerriero 100%
Cele Hahn 100%
Paul Haley 100%
Geoffrey Hall 100%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 100%
Robert Havern III 100%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 0%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 100%
Barbara Hyland 100%
Frank Hynes 100%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 100%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 100%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Shaun Kelly 50%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
John Klimm 100%
Michael Knapik 0%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 0%
Peter Koutoujian 100%
Paul Kujawski 0%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
Patrick Landers III 0%
Harold Lane, Jr. 100%
Peter Larkin 0%
Brian Lees 100%
Edward LeLacheur 0%
Jacqueline Lewis 0%
Maryanne Lewis 100%
John Locke 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
David Magnani 100%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 100%
Francis Marini 50%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Joseph McIntyre 0%
William McManus II 0%
Linda Melconian 0%
Joan Menard 100%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
Charles Murphy 100%
Dennis Murphy 0%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Mary Jeanette Murray 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 100%
William Nagle, Jr. 100%
Thomas Norton 0%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 100%
Janet O'Brien 100%
John O'Brien, Jr. 100%
Thomas O'Brien 100%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 0%
Steven Panagiotakos 50%
Marie Parente 0%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 50%
David Peters 50%
Douglas Petersen 100%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 0%
Lois Pines 100%
Kevin Poirier 0%
Susan Pope 100%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 50%
Henri S Rauschenbach 100%
William Reinstein 0%
Pamela Resor 100%
Charlotte Richie 100%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 0%
Mary Rogeness 100%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 100%
J. Michael Ruane 0%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 0%
Anthony Scibelli 0%
Emanuel Serra 0%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 100%
Mary Jane Simmons 100%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 100%
Harriett Stanley 100%
John Stasik 50%
John Stefanini 100%
Douglas Stoddart 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 100%
Joseph Sullivan 50%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 50%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
Alvin Thompson 100%
Richard Tisei 50%
Stephen Tobin 0%
Steven Tolman 100%
Warren Tolman 100%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 0%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Philip Travis 0%
Eric Turkington 100%
Jim Vallee 100%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 50%
Patricia Walrath 100%
Marian Walsh 0%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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