Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Endorses Governor Candidate Tim Cahill
by Steven Ertelt
July 20, 2010
Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) — Unable to support either Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick or Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, the statewide pro-life organization Massachusetts Citizens for Life has endorsed the campaign of independent candidate Tim Cahill, the current State Treasurer.
Madeline McComish, the chair of the MCFL State Political Action Committee, told LifeNews.com that Cahill is fully pro-life, unlike Patrick or Baker.
"Tim Cahill will be an outstanding advocate for the unborn, the disabled, and the elderly. He will bring commonsense solutions to protecting their rights and their lives," she said.
"Cahill holds pro-life positions on all aspects of the issue, from abortion funding to informed consent, to partial birth abortion and parental consent," McComish added.
She also labeled "very important" what she called his "opposition to physician assisted suicide, which is currently being proposed in the state legislature."
The MCFL PAC chair also said the issue of abortion and health care is one that separates Cahill from his opponents.
"Currently pro-life people across the state are collecting signatures to repeal Obamacare. They welcome Tim Cahill’s pledge to opt out of the abortion funding in Obamacare," she said. "People remember that Cahill was the first to point out that Romneycare in Massachusetts will go bankrupt in four years, thus subjecting everyone in the state to rationing and denial of care."
"The other gubernatorial candidates have publicly stated their support for the pro-choice position. In other words, they support abortion and take anti-life positions on the other life issues," she added.
MCFL State PAC is in the process of contacting pro-life people across the state and will mobilize more than 100,000 activists in Massachusetts in support of Cahill.
The latest polling data from the Boston Globe shows Patrick with a lead and the support of 38 percent of Massachusetts voters, Baker has the backing of 31 percent and Cahill the support of 9 percent.
A Rasmussen Reports survey had everyone at higher numbers with Patrick at 41 percent, Baker with 34 and Cahill with 16 percent. Both polls were taken in late June.
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