Massachusetts has a state constitution and strong state laws that ensure the right to safe, legal abortion, regardless of what happens federally. However, just having these rights protected does not guarantee abortion access.
As we have seen in Congress and state houses across the country, politicians are attempting to chip away at abortion access, one bill at a time. Massachusetts is no exception. In fact, legislation is filed every session in the Massachusetts State House to shame women and restrict abortion access.
We must ensure the national environment does not embolden out-of-touch politicians in Massachusetts. But that alone is not enough. It’s time we transform Massachusetts into a national leader for access to a full range of reproductive health services, including access to safe, legal abortion.
That's why this legislative session, we're advocating for An Act Safeguarding the Health Care Decisions of Young Adults and An Act to Update the Public Health Laws.