Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Backs Candidates for Congress Based on Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
September 29, 2010
Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) — The issue of abortion and the abortion funding found in the ObamaCare bill Congress passed became the central focus for the political arm of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life when it came to making endorsement for contested races for Congress across the state.
Today, MCFL endorsed five candidates to replace pro-abortion Reps. Richard Neal, James McGovern, Barney Frank, John Tierney and John Tierney.
None of the Democratic incumbents merits a pro-life rating with the National Right to Life Committee based on their votes. All of them earn a zero percent pro-life mark, except Neal, who scored a very low 16 percent pro-life rating from the pro-life organization.
To replace the pro-abortion stalwarts, MCFL has endorsed their opponents: Thomas Wesley against Neal, Martin Lamb against McGovern, Sean Bielat against Frank, Bill Hudak against Tierney and Gerry Dembrowski against Markey.
MCFL Fed PAC Chairman, John Rowe told LifeNews.com the endorsements came because the congressmen "voted to enact President Obama’s massive health care legislation although it lacked the pro-life protections that were necessary to prevent future federal funding of elective abortion and federal subsidies for private insurance plans that cover elective abortion (some of which will be administered directly by the federal government)."
"These Congressmen voted for the most abortion-expansive single piece of legislation ever to reach the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives," he said.
Rowe said the candidates MCFL endorsed aren’t just opposed to the ObamaCare bill but are truly pro-life.
"We are proud to endorse Thomas Wesley, Martin Lamb, Sean Bielat, Bill Hudak and Dr Gerry Dembrowski. Each of these candidates has answered the MCFL Questionnaire 100% pro-life," he explained.
"We look forward to having Congressmen who will vote against abortion funding and for protection of all innocent life. We are contacting right to life people in each of these districts so they can vote for the right to life candidates," he added.
MCFL Fed PAC has already endorsed State Senator Jeff Perry for Congress in the 10th CD.
The pro-life group has also endorsed the campaign of independent candidate Tim Cahill, the current State Treasurer who is seeking the office of Governor.
Related web sites:
Massachusetts Citizens for Life – http://masscitizensforlife.org
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