Mass. Senator-Elect Pro-Choice on Abortion

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Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts says he opposes federal funding for abortions, but thinks women should have the right to choose whether to have one.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News' "This Week" Brown was asked about his views ranging from abortion to gay marriage.

Brown said he is against partial birth abortion and federal funding of abortions. However, he disagrees with his party's position that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

"I feel this issue is best handled between a woman and her doctor and her family and on the marriage issue that you brought up it's settled here in Massachusetts," Brown said. "I believe states should have the ability to determine their own destiny and that the government should not be interfering with individual states' rights on issues that they deal with on a daily basis."

Click play for more anlaysis on Brown's comments with Quin Hillyer, Washinton Times senior editorial writer.

"The difference between me and maybe others is that I'm very -- I'm against partial-birth abortions," Brown added. "I'm against federal funding of abortions. And I believe in a strong parental consent notification law."

Brown also believes states should have the right to decide whether gays should marry. He is scheduled to be sworn in Feb. 11.

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