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Tom Menino on Abortion

 


Supports legal abortion and the public funding of abortion

Since an abortive run for Congress in 1992 while still a City Councilor, Menino has supported legal abortion and the public funding of abortion. In his first campaign for Mayor in 1993, he indicated that he would continue the practice of taxpayer finance abortions at Boston City Hospital.

In January 1994, Thomas Menino became the first Boston Mayor to appoint the members of the Boston School Committee. Among his initial appointees was Dr. Elizabeth Reilinger, President and CEO of Crittenton Hastings House, then a major Massachusetts abortuary, which performed over 4000 abortions per year. Since 1998, Dr. Reilinger has been the Chairwoman of the School Committee. Another original appointee by Mayor Menino was the pro-abortion left-wing activist Felix Arroyo, now a member of the Boston City Council.

In March 1994, in its first significant order of public business, Mayor Menino's appointed School Committee instituted a condom distribution program in the Boston Public Schools.

Source: Memo to Archbishop from Catholic Action League of Mass. , Dec 9, 2005

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