In May 2012, Brown Broke With His Party To Support The Shaheen Amendment To Better Protect Female Servicemembers Who Are The Victims Of Rape "Republicans -- even a small number of them -- joining with Democrats on Capitol Hill to protect women's reproductive rights is a rare and welcome sight. Last week, Senators John McCain of Arizona, Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Susan Collins of Maine voted 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." (Editorial, "The Rights Of Female Soldiers, "The New York Times, 6/1/12)
The New York Times Editorial Board Praised Brown For Joining With Democrats To "Protect Women's Reproductive Rights." (Editorial, "The Rights Of Female Soldiers," The New York Times, 6/1/12)


Scott Brown Urged The Republican Party To Eliminate Language In The Party's Platform Opposing A Woman's Right To Choose

“Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Tuesday scolded his party over a move to include support for a constitutional ban on abortion in the 2012 platform, saying it alienates pro-abortion rights Republicans like him." (Jennifer Bendery, "Scott Brown Chides Republicans Over Abortion Language In Platform," The Huffington Post, 8/21/12)

Scott Brown Voted To Protect Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood

“Senator Scott Brown said yesterday a Republican plan to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the women’s health service provider, is too drastic and a compromise for partial funding should be reached. ‘I support family planning and health services for women,’ Brown, a Bay State Republican, said in a statement. ‘Given our severe budget problems, I don’t believe any area of the budget is completely immune from cuts. However, the proposal to eliminate all funding for family planning goes too far.’”  (Mark Arsenault, "Brown Backs Planned Parenthood," The Boston Globe, 3/23/11)

The Abortion-Rights Group NARAL Praised Senator Brown For His Vote To Protect Funding For Planned Parenthood

"The abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America today praised US Senator Scott Brown for pledging to oppose a House Republican effort to eliminate federal grants and contracts that benefit the women's health services provider Planned Parenthood." (Stephanie Vallejo, "NARAL Praises Brown For Opposing Full Defunding Of Planned Parenthood," The Boston Globe, 3/22/11)

Scott Brown Supported A Bill Requiring Health Care Providers To Cover Contraceptives

“As a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2002, Brown supported legislation requiring contraception coverage by health care providers that also included a narrow exclusion for churches or "qualified church-controlled organizations." (Robert Rizzuto, "Sen. Scott Brown Joins GOP Push Against Obama's Revised Birth Control Policy," The [Springfield, MA] Republican, 2/14/12)

Scott Brown Co-Sponsored The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act

Scott Brown Co-Sponsored The Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act. (S. 1925, Introduced 11/30/11)

Scott Brown Supports Giving Women In The Military The Opportunity To Serve In Combat Roles

Scott Brown Supports Giving Women In The Military The Opportunity To Serve In Combat Roles. (Editorial, "Brown's Winning Strategy," The Boston Globe, 4/1/12)