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Richard Tisei on Abortion

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


Pro-choice; boycotted GOP convention for social backwardness

Congressional candidate Richard R. Tisei, the GOP's nominee for lieutenant governor four years ago, is sitting out the convention to protest the socially conservative platform that state committee members embraced last month. "I don't want to go and be seen in any way to be endorsing that," said Tisei, who is gay and who got married last summer. "I don't really feel comfortable--being at a convention where the platform takes the party backward, rather than forward, as far as appealing to a large group of Massachusetts voters." The platform that was overwhelmingly approved by state committee members frowns on abortion and gay marriage, social issues that the GOP in Massachusetts had previously avoided addressing, for fear of alienating the state's many liberal and libertarian-minded voters. Charlie Baker, the party's leading candidate for governor who chose Tisei as his running mate four years ago, also supports gay marriage and abortion rights. (Boston Globe, 3/21/2014)
Source: Mass IEPAC: Research Profile on Charlie Baker, p.158-9 , Sep 1, 2014

Supports public funding of abortions.

Tisei supports the CC survey question on funding abortions

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Public funding of abortions, (such as govt. health benefits and Planned Parenthood)'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q1a on Aug 15, 2014

Opposes parental notification.

Tisei opposes the CC survey question on parental notification

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Parental notification for abortions by minors'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q1b on Aug 15, 2014

Opposes barring stem cell research.

Tisei opposes the CC survey question on barring stem cell research

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q1c on Aug 15, 2014

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