- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A top abortion rights group is pushing for more information about where Gov. Charlie Baker’s three nominees to the state’s highest court stand on the issue of abortion.

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Executive Director Christian Miron said his group is troubled by Baker’s statement that he would not impose an abortion rights “litmus test” for his nominees to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Miron says protecting access to abortion is critical for helping women plan their families and lives.

Baker on Tuesday nominated judges Kimberly Budd, Frank Gaziano and David Lowy to fill three upcoming vacancies on the court.

Next year, the Republican governor will name two more nominees - thus filling five of the seven seats on the court during his first term.

Baker has said he supports abortion rights.

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