Rep. Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez are running in the special election for the open seat in the U.S. Senate for Massachusetts.
Rep. Ed Markey
Rep. Ed Markey is pro-choice.
- NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsed Rep. Markey in the special election Democratic primary for U.S. Senate because of his steadfast commitment to protecting and defending a woman's right to choose.
- Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said of Rep. Markey: "Rep. Markey is the only candidate in this race with a steadfast commitment to protecting reproductive freedom and privacy. Markey shares the widely-held belief that women are capable of making their own health-care decisions without interference from politicians…Ed Markey is the only candidate in this race who women can trust to defend their reproductive rights and we proudly support his campaign. We will do all we can to make sure that our Massachusetts members know he is the reliable ally they should support on April 30."
- Of the NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorsement in the primary, Rep. Markey said: "I am proud to have NARAL Pro-Choice America endorse my candidacy. I strongly support a woman's right to choose and believe women should have access to the full range of reproductive health care choices. With reproductive rights under constant attack, women across the country and in Massachusetts need a champion on these issues in the Senate. I've spent three decades fighting for women's freedom of choice, and I will continue this track record if elected to the Senate."
- Rep. Markey earned a 100-percent score in NARAL Pro-Choice America's 2012 Congressional Record on Choice.
- In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Rep. Markey said, "I came to believe that decisions about a woman's reproductive health should be left between the woman, her family, her doctor, and her faith. This issue is one that is intensely personal and I made the decision 30 years ago that I could not and should not impose my religious beliefs on others. And my record since then reflects that."
- Rep. Markey also told the Boston Globe, "I'm opposed to a constitutional amendment to ban abortion or limit access of poor women to federal funds for abortion."
Gabriel Gomez is anti-choice.
- Gomez lists his anti-choice beliefs on his campaign website.
- "I'm personally pro-life," Gomez said. "But I am not going down to D.C. to change the law. Roe v. Wade was settled 40 years ago. It's settled law in Massachusetts. Justice Scalia, a very conservative justice, has effectively said that it's established law. And I agree with him. However I do not support late-term abortion. I think you should have parental consent."
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Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, congratulated our PAC-endorsed candidate, pro-choice Rep. Ed Markey, for his win in the Massachusetts Democratic primary for the special election.
Our staff and volunteers knocked on more than 2,000 doors and made thousands of phone calls to educate Massachusetts voters about why Rep. Ed Markey is the only candidate they can trust to protect their reproductive freedom.