Robert Reich on Abortion

Former Secretary of Labor; Democratic Challenger MA Governor

Lead coalition against anti-choice lobby

The Massachusetts anti-choice lobby is still trying to limit the rights of individuals to make educated choices about their sexuality and reproduction - many anti-choice bills come before Massachusetts legislators every year. These and other threats to women’s reproductive health demand a strong coalition of leaders collaborating to ensure that reproductive rights are secure for the women of Massachusetts. I would be at the forefront of such a pro-choice coalition.
Source: Campaign site RobertReich.org, “Statement on Choice” , May 2, 2002

Supports Contraceptive Coverage Bill and Buffer Zone Law

I congratulate women’s health advocates who worked for three years to pass the Contraceptive Coverage Bill, requiring private health insurers offering prescription drug benefits to cover prescription contraceptives and hormone-replacement therapy. I congratulate them too on passage of the Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law, protecting the accessibility of reproductive health clinics for patients and staff. As Governor I would implement and protect these important new initiatives.
Source: Campaign site RobertReich.org, “Statement on Choice” , May 2, 2002

Unrestricted right to safe abortions

I am pro-choice. I am committed to safeguarding and improving women’s reproductive health services in Massachusetts, including the unrestricted right to safe abortions. I support relevant legislation increasing access to reproductive health services critical to the preservation of women’s reproductive rights.
Source: Campaign site RobertReich.org, “Statement on Choice” , May 2, 2002

Other governors on Abortion: Robert Reich on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Deval Patrick
MA Senatorial:
John Kerry
Scott Brown

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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