Plymouth Districts’ Senators’ and House Reps’ ratings and grades on women’s issues

These ratings are from organizations that advocate for legislation and grades are often based on sponsorship of legislation and voting records.  Citizens for Life is anti-choice both regarding abortion and end of life freedom to choose.

Planned Parenthood now uses categories for scores. The scorecard assigns each Massachusetts state representative and senator a rating of: “Champion”, “Ally”, “Mixed”, “Opponent”, or “NEI” (not enough information) based off of each legislator’s lifetime voting record, co-sponsorship history, public statements, and other factors. (details for each category are at the bottom of this page.)

NOTE: WE DID NOT FIND ONE “CHAMPION” IN PYMOUTH DISTRICTS!

 

SENATORS

 

Patrick O’Connor (R) Plymouth and Norfolk

Plymouth and Norfolk, Republican Minority Whip

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed

Walter Timilty (D) Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Endorsed by MA Citizens for Life (This man is a Democrat, his positions on the environment and unions are supportive of those organizations, his positions and support of women’s issues? Not so much)

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 100%
  • 2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights Opponent
  • 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 67%
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 0%
  • 2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2000 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 100%
  • 2000 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 0%

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 58%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 58%

Mark Pacheco (D) 1st Plymouth and Bristol 

(These scores indicate some levels of support that should be questioned. Why has he been supported by MA Citizens for life in recent years?)

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Ally
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 0%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 75%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 50%
  • 2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 50%
  • 2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights Ally
  • 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 50%
  • 2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 50%
  • 2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 50%
  • 2000 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 50%
  • 2000 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 1998 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 1998 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 50%

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 100%
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 74%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 74%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2002 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 75%
  • 1998 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 100%
  • 1997 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 67%

Mark Montigny (D) 2nd Bristol and Plymouth, Assistant Majority Leader

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 0%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 0%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0%
  • 2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
  • 2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
  • 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 56%
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 100%
  • 2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
  • 2000 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0%
  • 2000 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
  • 1998 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 1998 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 100%

Unemployed and Low-Income

  • 2010 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 67%
  • 2007 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions on Progressive Policy 89%
  • 2005-2006 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 80%
  • 2004 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 83%
  • 2001-2002 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 60%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2002 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 75%
  • 1998 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 100%
  • 1997 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 67%

Michael Rodrigues (D) 1st Bristol and Plymouth, Majority Whip

These rates are very low for a Democrat, especially for a Democrat in leadership!

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 50%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 50%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 50%
  • 2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 78%
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 0%
  • 2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2000 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 100%
  • 2000 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 1998 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed
  • 2002 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Postions 0%

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Mixed
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 0%
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 59%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 59%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
  • 2005 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 57%
  • 2002 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 43%
  • 2001 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 40%
  • 1998 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 80%
  • 1997 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 50%

Michael Brady (D) 2nd Bristol and Plymouth

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions- Ally

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 63%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 63%

Virito (Vinny) deMacedo (R) Plymouth and Barnstable (some of these ratings are from his position as a House Rep.) 

Endorsed by MA Citizens for Life

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 100%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 100%
  • 2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 0%
  • 2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights – Opponent
  • 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 33%
  • 2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights – Opponent
  • 2000 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 100%
  • 2000 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights – Opponent

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 100%
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 37%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 37%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Opponent
  • 2005 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 29%
  • 2002 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 50%
  • 2001 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 20%

 


John Keenan (D) Norfolk and Plymouth

Important because of a drop in ratings from 2015 to 2017, voters may want to ask him, “why?”

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 0%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions –
    Ally

STATE REPRESENTATIVES PLYMOUTH DISTRICTS

 

Mathew Muratore (R) 1st District

Abortion
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent

Abortion and Reproductive
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent

Health and Health Care
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent
2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 100%


Rep Susan Giffords (R) Second Plymouth District

 Abortion
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 50%
2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 50%
2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 50%
2009-2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
2005-2006 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2004 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 44%
2002 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%

Abortion and Reproductive

2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed

Health and Health Care

2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Health Insurance

2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Unemployed and Low-Income

2010 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 50%
2007 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions on Progressive Policy 33
2005-2006 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 13%
2004 Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts – Positions 13%

Women

2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
2005 Massachusetts National Organization for Women – Positions 14%


Joan Meschino (D) 3rd District

Abortion
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Abortion and Reproductive
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Health and Health Care
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

4th District is an open seat


David Decoste (R) 5th District, Endorsed MA Citizens for Life

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 100%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 100%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent

Josh Cutler, (D) 6th District

Endorsed by Planned Parenthood in 2016
Abortion

2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 0%
2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 0%
2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally

Health and Health Care

2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally
2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 0%

Women
2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Ally


Geoff Deihl (R) 7th District, Endorsed by MA Citizens for Life (pro-life, anti-choice)

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 100%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 100%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) 100%
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Angelo D’Emilia (R) 8th District

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Mixed
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 100%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 50%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%
  • 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions 32%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Mixed

Gerard Cassidy (D) 9th District

 Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Claire Cronin (D) 11th District

Abortion
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally
2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) 0%
2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions 100%
2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions 0%

Abortion and Reproductive
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

Health and Health Care
2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Ally

 


Tom Calter III (D)  12th District

Endorsed by the MA Citizens for Life! (This rep is a Democrat? He’s also endorsed by the NRA.)

Abortion

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions  – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (Beginning of Life) -100%
  • 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions -100%
  • 2013-2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts – Positions – 0%
  • 2010 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions on Pro-Life Policy –  0%

Abortion and Reproductive

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent

Health and Health Care

  • 2017 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions – Opponent
  • 2015 Massachusetts Citizens for Life – Positions (End of Life) -100%
  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions -42%

Health Insurance

  • 2011-2012 Progressive Massachusetts – Positions -42%

Women

  • 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts – Positions Opponent

 

Planned Parenthood ratings details:

Champion: A legislator who has demonstrated leadership on the Advocacy Fund’s legislative agenda and works in partnership with us to advance our shared goal to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care and protect the health and rights of Massachusetts residents.

Ally: A legislator who consistently supports our legislative and policy agenda including protecting access to safe, legal abortion.

Mixed: A legislator who may oppose access to safe, legal abortion – but who supports preventive health measures – such as family planning and sex education – and is willing to work with the Advocacy Fund in support of these issues. In other instances, a “mixed” legislator may support abortion access, but has taken action against sexual and reproductive health care access either with a vote or public statement.

Opponent: A legislator who vocally opposes access to safe, legal abortion and/or access to sexual and reproductive health care more broadly. A legislator who supports some health issues included in the Advocacy Agenda may still be considered an Advocacy Fund opponent.

Not Enough Information (NEI): A legislator who has not participated in the Advocacy Fund’s endorsement process or has not taken a public stance on our priority issues.


 

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