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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts Citizens for Life

2010 Positions on Pro-Life Policy

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