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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 Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
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%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 100%
Forrester Clark, Jr. 100%
Carol Cleven 100%
Paul Demakis 100%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 100%
Carol Donovan 100%
Robert Durand 100%
Susan Fargo 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 100%
Nancy Flavin 100%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
Barbara Gardner 100%
Ronald Gauch 100%
Shirley Gomes 100%
Patrick Guerriero 100%
Cele Hahn 100%
Paul Haley 100%
Geoffrey Hall 100%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 100%
Robert Havern III 100%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 100%
Barbara Hyland 100%
Frank Hynes 100%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 100%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
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%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
John Klimm 100%
Peter Koutoujian 100%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
Harold Lane, Jr. 100%
Brian Lees 100%
Maryanne Lewis 100%
John Locke 100%
David Magnani 100%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 100%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Joan Menard 100%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 100%
Charles Murphy 100%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 100%
William Nagle, Jr. 100%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 100%
Janet O'Brien 100%
John O'Brien, Jr. 100%
Thomas O'Brien 100%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Douglas Petersen 100%
Lois Pines 100%
Susan Pope 100%
Ruth Provost 100%
Henri S Rauschenbach 100%
Pamela Resor 100%
Charlotte Richie 100%
Mary Rogeness 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
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 Stefanini 100%
Douglas Stoddart 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 100%
Alvin Thompson 100%
Steven Tolman 100%
Warren Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Eric Turkington 100%
Jim Vallee 100%
Patricia Walrath 100%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 100%
Michael Bellotti 50%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 50%
Paul Casey 50%
Evelyn Chesky 50%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 50%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 50%
Brian Cresta 50%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 50%
David Gately 50%
Anthony Philip Giglio 50%
Guy Glodis 50%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 50%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Shaun Kelly 50%
Francis Marini 50%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Steven Panagiotakos 50%
Vincent Pedone 50%
David Peters 50%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 50%
John Quinn 50%
John Stasik 50%
Joseph Sullivan 50%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 50%
Richard Tisei 50%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 50%
Robert Antonioni 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
Thomas Birmingham 0%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 0%
Edward Connolly 0%
Robert Correia 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Donna Fournier Cuomo 0%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
David Donnelly 0%
James Fagan 0%
Thomas Finneran 0%
Kevin Fitzgerald 0%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 0%
Emile Goguen 0%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 0%
William Greene, Jr. 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 0%
Michael Knapik 0%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 0%
Paul Kujawski 0%
Patrick Landers III 0%
Peter Larkin 0%
Edward LeLacheur 0%
Jacqueline Lewis 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
Joseph McIntyre 0%
William McManus II 0%
Linda Melconian 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
Dennis Murphy 0%
Mary Jeanette Murray 0%
Thomas Norton 0%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 0%
Marie Parente 0%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 0%
Kevin Poirier 0%
William Reinstein 0%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 0%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 0%
J. Michael Ruane 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 0%
Anthony Scibelli 0%
Emanuel Serra 0%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
Stephen Tobin 0%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 0%
Philip Travis 0%
Marian Walsh 0%

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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