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The reproductive health care law includes a provision to end cost-sharing for abortion care. It also implements a requirement that Massachusetts insurers cover abortion and abortion-related care.
The law ensures that public college and university students in Massachusetts have access to medication abortion, either through the institution’s health services or by connecting students with outside resources.
Additional language clarifies the ROE Act so that no one is forced to leave Massachusetts for abortion care later in pregnancy. The change allows for abortion after 24 weeks in cases of a “grave fetal diagnosis.”
Massachusetts has a confidential address program for reproductive health care and gender-affirming care providers who too often face threats and violence for providing health care. The program now includes those engaged in legally protected healthcare activity, which gives our providers an added layer of protection and privacy from threats and violence for providing healthcare.
The law contains language intended to protect provider licenses and malpractice insurance, prohibit extradition for the provision of in-state care, deter out-of-state litigation for lawful care, and ensure Massachusetts courts do not become a venue for hostile-state claims.