Protect and Expand Reproductive Health Care in Massachusetts


Anti-choice activists across the country are restricting access to reproductive care. Even in Massachusetts, patients seeking safe, legal abortion are forced to travel out of state. Parents, providers, and advocates agree: Nobody should be forced to cross state lines for care.

With the right to safe and legal abortion at risk nationwide, it is important to do all we can here in Massachusetts to expand and protect access to abortion.

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Massachusetts State Senators
Massachusetts State Representative

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The ROE Act: health care without interference

I’m a constituent and I support the ROE Act.

Among other important provisions, the ROE Act will safeguard young people’s health and well-being instead of forcing them to go to court. Judicial bypass delays care – two weeks on average – increasing financial and emotional burdens. For many young women, a two-week delay makes it impossible to consider medication abortion, which is only available in early pregnancy.

Forcing young people to go to court and share personal details to get health care makes them feel afraid, intimidated, and judged like criminals. For some young women, the judicial bypass process is so stressful that they forgo the process altogether and travel to other states for care. After Massachusetts established the judicial bypass system, an analysis found the proportion of young people seeking out-of-state abortion care rose by 300 percent.

Massachusetts has often led on personal freedom, equal rights, and health care. Most recently, the legislature expanded access to affordable birth control, repealed unconstitutional anti-abortion laws, and safeguarded patient privacy. I am so proud of that track record, and I thank you for your leadership on reproductive freedom.

Please do everything you can to make sure the ROE Act passes as soon as possible.


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