Women in Danger!
There are approximately 16 abortion facilities in Massachusetts that are not licensed or inspected.
In 2007, Laura Hope Smith died during an abortion in a facility that was unlicensed. After her death, inspection showed that the facility lacked proper medical equipment and the staff did not have the necessary training.
We don’t know how many abortions are performed or the conditions in these facilities.
The Board of Health is required to inspect tanning facilities every six months. Shouldn’t facilities performing risky surgical procedures also be inspected and safe?
To that end Massachusetts Citizens for Life, the state’s oldest, largest, and most effective right-to-life organization, has proposed a local ballot initiative in several districts to raise public awareness of the problem and demand action.
SHALL THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THIS DISTRICT BE INSTRUCTED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES ALL NON-HOSPITAL FACILITIES PERFORMING MORE THAN 10 ABORTIONS A YEAR TO BE LICENSED AS “CLINICS” AND TO BE INSPECTED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH?
This public policy question is on the ballot in the following State House Districts:
6th Bristol-Question #5
7th Bristol-Question #5
8th Bristol-Question #6 (Except New Bedford, Wd. 1 Pcts. D, E, & F-Question #6)
12th Hampden-Question #5 (Except Wilbraham-Question #7)
4th Norfolk-Question #5
5th Norfolk-Question #5 (Except Holbrook, Pct. 1-Question #6)
12th Norfolk-Question #5 (Except Walpole, Pcts. 1, 2, 6, & 7-Question #7)
5th Plymouth-Question #5
3rd Worcester-Question #6
4th Worcester-Question #5
16th Worcester-Question #5
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