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:
Scott Lively (R) - Candidate for Governor
William Galvin (D) - Candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth
Jay McMahon (R) - Candidate for Attorney General
Dan Shores (R) - Candidate for Attorney General
Keiko Orrall (R) - Candidate for Treasurer
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 Primary Scorecards
MCFL also makes available its ratings of some of the previous legislative sessions for research purposes.