Brown 'Still' Pro Choice 

 

Senator-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., gave his first Sunday talk show interview with ABC's Barbara Walters and described himself as a "big tent person," when it comes to the Republican Party.

Brown said he opposes late term abortions, federal funding of abortion and is in favor of strong parental notification laws.

"But you're still pro-choice?" Walters asked him.

"Yes, because I feel this issue is best handled between a woman and her doctor and her family," Brown answered.

Brown refused to call identify himself as a moderate or a conservative Republican, instead calling himself a "Scott Brown Republican."

"What does that mean?" he said. "That means I'm going to go down there and be accountable, accessible, open, and honest, and I'm going to bring good government and fairness back to the equation."

Brown said he is a fiscal conservative, in part because his own mother "was on welfare for a time. I remember getting the blocks of cheese and worrying about how we're going to pay the bills.

On the issue of gay marriage, Brown said states should decide, as Massachusetts did when it legalized same-sex marriage.

"It's settled here in Massachusetts, but I believe that states should have the ability to determine their own destiny and the government should not be interfering with individual states' rights on issues that they deal with on a daily basis," he said.

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