Planned Parenthood endorses Markey in Mass. Senate race

 Markey, by contrast, has been a consistent supporter of abortion rights. Markey has a 100 percent rating from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

“Throughout his career, Ed has been a steadfast champion for women and their access to health care – voting to support the historic women’s health advancements in the Affordable Care Act and opposing attacks on access to safe and legal abortion," Richards said in a statement announcing the endorsement.

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts also endorsed Markey. He previously won the backing of NARAL Pro-Choice America.