Friends! Do you care about reproductive justice and reducing barriers for people in Massachusetts to access abortion?
Did you know that Massachusetts has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in New England?
Wanna do something about it?
We are hosting a phonathon to call voters and ask them to call their legislator to vote for the ROE ACT.
We’ll speak to these key residents about the importance of the ROE Act and patch them through to their legislator’s office so that they can speak about why it’s imperative to support the bill.
BRING A LAPTOP, PHONE, AND HEADPHONES. AND ALL YOUR PALS!
NARAL and Planned Parenthood are leading the efforts in pushing forward the ROE Act. This is what it will do:
1. The ROE Act protects the health, safety, and privacy of young people.
The ROE Act eliminates the onerous requirement that forces teens to obtain permission from a parent or judge to access abortion. This process causes teens to delay care or travel outside of the state, and is opposed by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2.The ROE Act ensures medical decisions remain between a patient and their doctor.
Massachusetts’ current law puts people and their families in the unimaginable situation of needing to end a pregnancy for serious medical reasons, but unable to do so, forcing people to travel across the country to access an abortion later in their pregnancy. The ROE Act expands access to abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of fatal fetal anomalies.
3. The ROE Act leads the way in ensuring equitable access to abortion.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy life, no matter who they are or where they come from. That’s why the ROE Act establishes safety net coverage for abortion for people excluded from MassHealth. Such coverage already exists for all other pregnancy-related care.
4. The ROE Act brings our abortion laws into the 21st Century
The ROE Act reforms outdated state laws by removing medically inaccurate language, abolishing medically unnecessary abortion restrictions like an unenforced 24-hour waiting period, and codifying the principles of reproductive freedom into state law.
For more info: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocacy-fund-massachusetts-inc