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The Issues We're Fighting For



The national political environment makes it more important than ever that we transform the Massachusetts State House into one that leads the country in passing policies that support women’s access to health care and reproductive rights for all.

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund advocates for bills that ensure sexual and reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion, remain accessible and protected for all – no matter what. Each session, the Advocacy Fund and its grassroots activists are a forceful presence on Beacon Hill for issues that relate to improving – and defending - access to reproductive health care and greater health equity for all people across Massachusetts.

This legislative session, our urgent and necessary agenda addresses the local impact posed by the current national threats to health care access and reproductive rights. 

Our Legislative Priorities in Massachusetts


Sex education

 Young people in Massachusetts deserve access to sex education that provides accurate information. That's why we're advocating for the Healthy Youth Act

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Confidential health care

Every person in Massachusetts should be able to access the confidential care they need. That's why we passed the PATCH Act. 

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Birth control access

All people in Massachusetts deserve access to affordable birth control. That's why we advocated for and passed the Contraceptive ACCESS Act

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Abortion access

Every person should have access to the full range of reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion. That's why we're working to protect and expand access in Massachusetts. 

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Paid family medical leave

No one should be forced to choose between taking care of a child they love or keeping their job. That’s why we advocated for a strong paid family and medical leave policy.

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Every person in Massachusetts should be able to access the care they need - regardless of their zip code. That's why we're advocating for a bill to expand health care services through telemedicine

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National Attacks

The federal government is now in the hands of out-of-touch lawmakers who have tried for years to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers and cut patients off from care. If they succeed, millions will lose the care they rely on each year, with people of color, those with low incomes, and folks in rural areas most affected.

Learn about the Planned Parenthood Action Fund's efforts national efforts to protect access to care and defend fundamental rights.

Learn how you can stand with Planned Parenthood patients across the country. 

Elected Officials

Check out our Legislative Scorecard

Look up your elected officials. 

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Our 2018 Electoral Achievements

Find out more about what we achieved in the 2018 elections.

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