The ROE Act (S.1209/H.3320) was so extreme its pro-abortion lobbyists could not even get it past the committee. Even \ self-identified pro-"choice" citizens claim that the bill is too radical. The bill was written to remove commonsense laws designed to protect mothers. In fact, states that have removed such regulations have seen deaths like those of Keisha and Claire.
The ROE Act, in original draft:
• Removes protections for newborn babies who are born alive having survived a failed abortion (opening the door to infanticide);
• Eliminates the requirement that a parent (or at least a judge) consent before a minor girl undergoes an abortion; putting them at risk of being abused by an adult;
• Allows abortions of viable unborn babies to be performed outside of a hospital, endangering women;
• Increases taxpayer funding of abortion, by diverting money from Healthy Start, a program intended to reduce infant mortality among the poor;
• And eliminates all criminal penalties for the performance of any abortion—whether coerced, sex-selective, eugenic, incompetently executed, performed by a non-physician, inflicted on a victim of sex trafficking, statutory rape, or other sexual abuse, etc.
Massachusetts women deserve better than the "ROE" Act. You can read a full analysis of this bill here.
(The budget version of this bill only slightly changed certain language, while maintaining the most problematic provisions listed above.)
Protect our vulnerable women. Say no to ROE and to section 40 in our state budget.
Sign our petition below and contact your legislator to oppose the "R.O.E." Act provisions in the 2020 state budget. Call Governor Baker at 617 725 4005 to request he veto the budget until abortion promotion has been removed.