Patrick-Murray is “the only pro-choice ticket in this race”

Boston, MA

Today, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts — the leading statewide advocate for privacy and a woman’s right to choose — announced its endorsement of Deval Patrick for Governor and Tim Murray for Lieutenant Governor.

“NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is very proud to endorse Deval Patrick and Tim Murray,” said Andrea Miller, the organization’s Executive Director. “They have proven they will protect women’s health, safety, and privacy. From signing landmark legislation creating a secure zone around reproductive health facilities to supporting family planning and age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education, the Patrick-Murray Administration has been a true and steadfast champion for a woman’s right to choose.”

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and thank them for their hard work and advocacy on behalf of women’s rights throughout Massachusetts,” said Governor Patrick. “I look forward to working with them in the days to come as we continue to build a better, stronger Commonwealth.”

“I appreciate the support of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts,” said Lt. Governor Murray.  “NARAL has been an important partner and leader in our efforts to promote reproductive health and safety for women and families across the Commonwealth.”

Miller added, “NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is committed to doing all that we can to ensure that women in the Commonwealth are able to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and parenting — and that includes protecting safe, legal abortion and improving access to birth control.  One of the best things voters can do this year is to support candidates who do the same, which is why we are encouraging voters in the Commonwealth the reelect Deval Patrick and Tim Murray.”

“Opponents of a woman’s right to choose have proven time and again that they are willing to sacrifice the health and well-being of women and families to promote their extreme agenda, even in a pro-choice state like Massachusetts,” Miller concluded. “That’s why it is so important for voters to know that Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray are the only pro-choice ticket in this race.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is the driving force behind the election of many pro-choice state-level candidates.  With 20,000 members across the Commonwealth, the organization provides direct assistance to candidates, mobilizes its pro-choice grassroots base in targeted districts, trains candidates and volunteers, and produces and distributes the only statewide pro-choice Voters’ Guide.  For more information, visit www.prochoicemass.org

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