The following letter was sent to Jennifer Nassour, Chairman of the Republican State Committee, on November 15, 2010
Dear Ms. Nassour,
Along with the rest of the state, we at Massachusetts Citizens for Life have
been looking at the election results. There are a couple of important facts
to which we would like to draw your attention.
Most of the newly elected State Representatives in Massachusetts are
pro-life. We are delighted by this outcome.
In addition, the huge Republican sweep across the country was accomplished
by pro-life candidates. The Republican wins in Massachusetts were almost
entirely reserved to those candidates who are willing to defend human life.
Looking at the data, it seems obvious that the lack of "surge" in
Massachusetts is attributable to the fact that the statewide candidates were
led by a man who described himself as "To the left of Obama on social
issues" and were coached by professional consultants who told them to steer
clear of anything that sounded pro-life. That was bad advice.
For many election cycles now, Republicans have been winning nationally
running with pro-life positions. The Republican win of note over that time
in Massachusetts is Scott Brown. Senator Brown took pro-life positions on
the legislative issues facing the U S Senate. The factor which propelled
him to victory was his promise to be the "41st vote" against pro-abortion,
pro-rationing Obamacare. He was also helped by Martha Coakley's "Shannon
O'Brien moment" when Ms. Coakley said that pro-life people should not be
allowed to work in emergency rooms.
Keep in mind, as of 10/13/2010 the number of registered Republicans in MA
has dropped to a new low of 474,798 voters, representing a mere 11.33% of
all voters. If the MA GOP Leadership wants the State Republican Party to
remain relevant, they must reconsider their advocacy of candidates who are
"left of Obama" and adopt true Republican Principles.
We respectfully suggest that in reviewing your statewide loses, you
learn from the local successful legislative races and listen to those newly
elected who embraced the value of life. In setting a course for the future,
the leadership of the MA State GOP should embrace, and not abandon, the core
principle on which it was founded - the defense of Life.
We would respectfully suggest that leaders of the party in this state meet
with successful national Republicans to understand better the role of life
issues. Of course, we would be happy to meet with you locally as well.
Anne Fox, President