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NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Endorses Mike Connolly for State Representative

Connolly will bring real pro-choice leadership to the 26th Middlesex District

BOSTON, MA - NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts today announced their endorsement of Mike Connolly in his bid for the 26th Middlesex District seat of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Democratic primary election is Thursday, September 8th.

"Mike Connolly has the right values to be a true leader in the fight to ensure that all women in the Commonwealth have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including abortion,” said Christian Miron, deputy director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. "This is a critical election for reproductive rights, which makes it essential to guarantee that we send pro-choice leaders to Beacon Hill who will actively work to promote a pro-choice agenda, including ensuring the right to abortion. Mike Connolly has demonstrated that he will lead the charge for reproductive freedom without any reservations.”

Although Connolly’s opponent, Rep. Tim Toomey, has stated that he would never vote to limit the right to safe and legal abortion, this claim is contradicted by his record. Rep. Toomey has called abortion an "act of violence” on the House floor, and voted to restrict abortion access on a bill to codify in Massachusetts law a woman's right to choose. NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has rated Rep. Toomey as mixed-choice and anti-choice during his 23 years in office.

"In order to ensure that Massachusetts is able to advance reproductive freedom in the face of attacks upon abortion rights, we need a genuine pro-choice leader. Mike Connolly is that pro-choice leader and we are proud to endorse him. We have every confidence Mike Connolly will actively work to remove barriers to abortion access, and will promote policies that expand access to reproductive health care,” said Miron.

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and its network of grassroots member-activists work to elect pro-choice allies like Connolly to the Massachusetts legislature to increase and protect the Commonwealth’s pro-choice majority in the State House.

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