Pro-Choice Voter Guide: Massachusetts District 06
Rep. John Tierney
Rep. John Tierney (D) is pro-choice. He is the incumbent.
Rep. Tierney earned a 100-percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2011 Congressional Record on Choice.
Voted twice against the proposal to block Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds, which would have denied millions of Americans access to contraception, cancer screenings, and other basic medical care.
Voted against H.R.3, a bill that would ban abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges; impose tax penalties on small businesses and many individuals who purchase private health plans that include abortion coverage; and make permanent several restrictions that block many women from accessing abortion care.
Voted to ensure that hospitals must provide emergency abortion care to women who could die without it.
Rep. Tierney said, "I have always believed that is a personal decision best left to a woman and her doctor. I will continue to support upholding the legal rights of women. At the same time, I strongly support family planning programs and other education efforts that help reduce the occurrence of unwanted pregnancy."
Richard Tisei (R) has no known position on choice.
Daniel Fishman (L) has no known position on choice.