Mass. abortion foes endorse Sullivan for Senate
Mar. 19, 2013
BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Michael Sullivan was endorsed Tuesday by the political action committee of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, the state's leading anti-abortion organization.
John Rowe, chairman of the PAC, called Sullivan, a former US Attorney and Plymouth County District Attorney, "a fighter for the unborn."
As a senator, "Sullivan will vote to prohibit abortion coverage under federal 'multi-state' health plans, vote for parental notification and not bringing minor girls across state lines to have abortions without their parents' knowing, and vote for conscience rights," Rowe said in a statement.
Sullivan faces two other Republicans in the April 30 primary to pick a nominee to run in the June 25 special election for the Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry.
State Rep. Daniel Winslow supports abortion rights while Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez describes himself as "pro-life," but says he would not seek to change current laws.
Sullivan has not said whether he would support a federal constitutional amendment banning abortion.
On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has been endorsed by two major abortion rights groups, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch has also described himself as "pro-life" but has said he does not want Roe v. Wade overturned and backs federal funding for Planned Parenthood.