Massachusetts liberals are jumping on the abortion-on-demand bandwagon seeking to overturn current state law prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks… and eliminating parental consent requirements for minors seeking abortions. According to the legislation’s proponents, the “Removing Obstacles and Expanding Access to Women’s Reproductive Health,” or ROE Act, is meant to cement the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling into state law. Even if the bill passes both chambers of the state legislature, however, it’s not certain whether or not Republican Governor Charlie Baker will sign the abortion free-for-all. Nevertheless, the stage is set for a major showdown in the Supreme Court over Roe.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Massachusetts Democrats are inching toward expanding the right to abortion, giving physicians greater discretion to perform abortions later in pregnancy.
The “Removing Obstacles and Expanding Access to Women’s Reproductive Health,” or ROE, Act is meant to codify in state law the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide, as other states pass abortion bans in the hope of overturning it .
Currently, Massachusetts law prohibits abortions after a gestational age at which the fetus would be viable outside of the womb, about 24 weeks. The ROE Act would allow for abortions after that stage of pregnancy in certain circumstances, based on a doctor’s judgment.