Scott Brown

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Scott Brown

Scott Philip Brown (born September 12, 1959)[3] is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. Brown previously served as a member of the Massachusetts General Court, first in the State House of Representatives (1998–2004) and then in the State Senate (2004–2010).

Pro-Choice Position

Scott Brown Supports Roe Vs. Wade. In a new interview with ABC’s ‘This Week’ program, Brown stated that he supported abortion but opposed forcing taxpayers to fund it. ‘Yes, I feel this issue is best handled between a woman and her doctor and her family,” he said when asked if he was ‘pro-choice.’”

“’And, you know, Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, but I think we need to do more to reduce the amount of abortions. And the difference between me and maybe others is that I’m very — I’m against partial-birth abortions. I’m against federal funding of abortions. And I believe in a strong parental consent notification laws. And we should do more for adoptions.’”[1]

Free Abortions for Women in Military

Scott Brown alongside Senators John McCain of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine broke with the Republican Party, voting with nearly all the Democrats on the Armed Services Committee to lift "a cruel and insulting law" that requires female service members who are victims of rape or incest to pay for abortion care they receive at military facilities. Under existing law, military doctors may perform abortions only in cases of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is endangered.[2]

Voting Record

Voted Against "Obamacare"

Scott Brown was hailed as aiding the pro-life cause by becoming the 41st vote for the filibuster against the pro-abortion Senate health care bill.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 LifeNews: Scott Brown Says He Supports Abortion, Limits, And Opposes Health Care Bill, Jan. 31, 2010 (accessed on Aug. 8, 2012)
  2. NYT: The Rights Of Female Soldiers, May 31, 2012 (accessed on Aug. 8, 2012)