State GOP to take up national platform
Massachusetts Republicans are scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to replace their issues platform with the version embraced at the Republican National Convention -- a blueprint that includes anti-abortion language so conservative that US Senator Scott Brown spoke out against its adoption last month. State party members voted in June, with just one dissenter, to place the issue on the September 13 meeting agenda. Only one of the 76 members present voted against the discussion, according to meeting minutes obtained by the Globe. At the time, the national party platform had not yet adopted.