Mass. GOP rejects national party’s abortion plank
In a partial defeat for the socially conservative wing of the Massachusetts GOP, the Republican State Committee effectively rejected the national party platform’s strict language on abortion Tuesday. By a voice vote, the committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse Mitt Romney’s presidential platform as an addition to the current state party platform, rather than embrace the national plan. While the national platform condemns abortion without mentioning any exceptions for rape and incest, the Romney campaign had voiced support for such exceptions.