Protect Abortion Access in Massachusetts!

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Across the country and in a variety of ways, women are resisting, persisting, and rewriting history. Yet millions of women still face gender-based violence, discrimination, and institutional barriers every day. And no matter how far we’ve come, women will not be equal members in society until all people have full access to reproductive health care.

This Women's History Month, ask your legislators to make Massachusetts a national leader in reproductive freedom — because reproductive access is health care, and health care is a human right.

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State House of Representatives
State Senate

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I support the ROE Act (H.3320/S.1209), and as we celebrate Women’s History Month, I’m asking you to please do the same.

The right to safe, legal abortion is at risk in our country. The Trump-Pence administration is waging an all-out assault on health care access and reproductive rights, threatening family planning and the protections of Roe v. Wade. Across the nation, state legislators have quietly passed more than 400 medically-unnecessary restrictions, creating a web of roadblocks that push safe and affordable abortion out of reach.

In recent years, Massachusetts has charted a different path by eliminating archaic criminal penalties for abortion care, and we must continue to remove unnecessary, burdensome barriers that delay and deny access. At a moment in history marked by inflammatory attacks on women, equality, and medical science, we have an obligation to ensure that a woman can make personal health care decisions without the state dictating when, how, or why.

Unfortunately, even in Massachusetts, the constitutional right to abortion does not always translate into access to care. Existing laws maintain barriers to abortion for many women based on their age, their stage of pregnancy, or their income. They intrude on and interfere with the doctor-patient relationship or force a woman to cross state lines in order to access safe, legal, and medically necessary abortion.

Abortion is health care. Our laws should support and prioritize women’s health, not single it out for differential and inequitable treatment. Instead of limiting health care options, we need to support a woman’s ability to make her own reproductive health decisions based on her individual circumstances. That’s how we treat every other personal medical decision in this Commonwealth.

This Women’s History Month, I am asking you to support reproductive freedom and Massachusetts values.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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