Massachusetts Citizens for Life strives to maintain a complete rating of all members of the state legislature to keep constituents informed about where they stand on the issues that matter most. The information is derived from voting records, other legislative actions, surveys, personal interactions, and a variety of data gathered from the media and public records. Additionally, candidates for state office are meticulously researched. This page is for informational purposes:

The following candidates have made statements affirming a pro-life stance on the issue of abortion:

Geoff Diehl (R) - Candidate for U.S. Senate

William Galvin (D) - Candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth

Jay McMahon (R) - Candidate for Attorney General

Keiko Orrall (R) - Candidate for Treasurer

Rick Green (R) - U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District

John Hugo (R) - U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District

Peter Tedeschi (R) - U.S. House of Representatives, 9th Congressional District

Rich Baker (R) - Governor's Council (5th District),
 
Jennie Caissie (R) - Governor's Council (7th District)
 
Mary Hurley (D) - Governor's Council (8th District)
Patricia Meuse (-) - State Representative (19th District)
Marie Angelides - Register of Deeds, Hampden County
Joanne Powell - Clerk of Courts, Worcester County

MCFL has also sent questionnaires to candidates for legislative office with the following questions:

A “yes” response indicates agreement with the position of MCFL. Answers will be published.

Would you vote for A Woman’s Right to Know Act (Laura’s Law), which, prior to an abortion, would offer a woman the facts about the procedure, the option to see an ultrasound of her unborn child, and offer a 24-hour “reflection period”?

Would you vote for a law which makes an unborn child a second victim when a crime is committed against a woman at any stage of pregnancy, similar to the laws in 39 other states?

Would you vote for legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than ten (10) abortions a year to be licensed as “clinics” and inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?

Would you vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Bill, which would protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, defined in the bill as beginning at twenty-weeks of fetal age?

Would you vote for the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Bill, which defines “dismemberment abortion” as “knowingly dismembering a living, unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or similar instruments?

Are you opposed to Doctor-Prescribed Suicide, aka “Death with Dignity,” which is opposed by disability and minority groups across the Commonwealth and was defeated at the ballot in 2012?

For information about a particular legislative race in your district, click on the links below. By using the "Control F" or "Command F" function, you can easily search by your candidate's name:

2018 Election Scorecards (Yellow indicates that the MCFL State PAC had endorsed the candidate ahead of the September 4th primary.) These scorecards are for informational purposes only. Note that when opening the PDF file, a green check indicates an affirmation of pro-life, while a red "X" opposes protection of life.

2017-2018

Historical Positions
MCFL also makes available its ratings of some of the previous legislative sessions for research purposes.

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  • Dominic Brindisi
    commented 2018-10-29 16:57:08 -0400
    Support life
  • Douglas Hayman
    commented 2018-08-29 09:07:09 -0400
    Apparently, an X means a pro-abortion position but this is not make clear! Are the positions of candidates for Congress available and if so, where?