Rating Group: Massachusetts Citizens for Life

2010 Positions on Pro-Life Policy

Issues: Abortion
State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-5 Katherine Clark D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake D 0%
MA State House-Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Tim Madden D 0%
MA State House-First Berkshire Gailanne Cariddi D 0%
MA State House-Second Berkshire Paul Mark D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 0%
MA State Senate-Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing D 0%
MA State House-First Bristol Jay Barrows R 100%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 0%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 0%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 0%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 100%
MA State Senate-Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty D 0%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 50%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 0%
MA State Senate-Cape and Islands Dan Wolf D 0%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 0%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 50%
MA State House-Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA State House-Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich D 0%
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D 50%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 0%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 0%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien D 0%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 0%
MA State Senate-Hampden James Welch D 0%
MA State House-First Hampden Todd Smola R 100%
MA State House-Second Hampden Brian Ashe D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 50%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 50%
MA State House-Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 100%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 0%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 0%
MA State House-Third Hampshire Ellen Story D 0%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 0%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex Eileen Donoghue D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 0%
MA State House-Third Middlesex Kate Hogan D 0%
MA State Senate-Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Middlesex Danielle Gregoire D 0%
MA State Senate-Fifth Middlesex Jason Lewis D 0%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro D 0%
MA State House-Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema D 0%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 50%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 0%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 0%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 100%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 50%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 100%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 50%
MA State House-Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey D 0%
MA State House-Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. D 100%
MA State House-Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost D 0%
MA State House-Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht D 0%
MA State House-Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Second Middlesex Paul Brodeur D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson D 0%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 0%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Suffolk Sal DiDomenico D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 0%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 0%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 100%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 0%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty D 100%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 100%
MA State House-Thirteenth Norfolk Denise Garlick D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 0%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 0%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 100%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross R 100%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D 0%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 50%
MA State House-Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell D 0%
MA State House-Sixth Plymouth Josh Cutler D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III D 0%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R 100%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 50%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R 100%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk Linda Forry D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D 0%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 0%
MA State House-Tenth Suffolk Edward Coppinger D 100%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 100%
MA State House-Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 0%
MA State House-Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran D 0%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 50%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger D 0%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Worcester Mike Moore D 0%
MA State House-Third Worcester Stephen DiNatale D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 100%
MA State House-Eighth Worcester Kevin Kuros R 100%
MA State House-Tenth Worcester John Fernandes D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 50%
MA State House-Thirteenth Worcester John Mahoney, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 0%
MA Selectman-At-Large John Mahoney, Jr. 0%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 50%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 100%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh 0%
MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton 100%
Kevin Aguiar 0%
Geraldo Alicea 0%
Denise Andrews 0%
Marie Angelides 100%
Demetrius Atsalis 0%
Steven Baddour 0%
Carlo Basile 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
John Binienda, Sr. 100%
Bill Bowles 0%
Patrick Brennan 50%
Stephen Brewer 50%
Jennifer Callahan 0%
Christine Canavan 0%
Gale Candaras 0%
Stephen Canessa 0%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 0%
Patricia Commane 0%
Tom Conroy 0%
Michael Costello 0%
Geraldine Creedon 50%
Sean Curran 50%
Steven D'Amico 0%
Tim Dodd 0%
Christopher Fallon 100%
Mark Falzone 0%
Susan Fargo 0%
Barry Finegold 0%
Barney Frank 0%
John Fresolo 100%
Patrick Gerry 0%
John Hart, Jr. 50%
Kurt Hayes 100%
Carlos Henriquez 0%
Laura Innis 0%
Carolyn Kamuda 100%
Michael Kane 100%
John Keenan, Jr. 0%
Thomas Kennedy 100%
Michael Knapik 100%
Peter Koutoujian 0%
Paul Kujawski 50%
Patty Lawton 0%
Ronal Madnick 0%
Derek Maksy 0%
Allen McCarthy 0%
Richard Moore 100%
Charles Murphy 0%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Therese Murray 0%
Stanley Nacewicz 0%
James O'Donnell, Jr. 0%
Eugene O'Flaherty 50%
John O'Leary 50%
John Olver 0%
Matthew Patrick 0%
George Peterson, Jr. 50%
Jesse Reich 0%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 0%
Karla Romero 0%
Rosemary Sandlin 0%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 0%
Stat Smith 0%
Christopher Speranzo 0%
Joyce Spiliotis 50%
Harriett Stanley 0%
David Sullivan 50%
John Tierney 0%
Steven Tolman 0%
David Torrisi 0%
Cleon Turner 0%
Jim Vallee 0%
Steven Walsh 0%
Martha Walz 0%
Daniel Webster 100%
Alice Wolf 0%

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