UPDATE! The amendment passed! -Immediate action needed! the MA ROE Act – quick and easy and IMPORTANT.
THE SENATE PASSED AMENDMENT 180!
The vote was 33-7:
Language codifying and expanding abortion access rights in Massachusetts is virtually guaranteed to land on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk after the Senate voted 33-7 to add the major policy changes into its fiscal year 2021 budget.
All four Republican senators — Bruce Tarr, Ryan Fattman, Patrick O’Connor and Dean Tran — voted against the amendment, as did Democrats Michael Rush, Walter Timilty and John Velis.Mass. Senate Approves Abortion Access Amendment, 33-7 -WBUR, 11/18/2020
The House voted and passed the amendment that gives us a version of the ROE Act during their budget debate. Find out how your House Rep voted here.
Now we need you to use your voice to contact your State Senator.
The 2020 elections here in Massachusetts demonstrated that voters in the Commonwealth have made their voices heard: they rejected a misogynistic agenda in the White house and overwhelmingly supported champions of the ROE Act here in Massachusetts.
The MA Senate is now debating their budget. Key components of the ROE Act have been included in of the Senate budget. While not all of the ROE Act is in the amendment, make no mistake: this will expand equitable access to abortion care and is an important step towards reproductive freedoms in MA.
Please include these important points:
- Amendment #180 lowers barriers to abortion that inhibit young people, people of color, and low-income people from receiving the care they need
- Amendment #180 tackles medically unnecessary restrictions to abortion care that impact young people and people later in pregnancy.
- The quality of the reproductive care that a person gets should not be dependent on their income or zip code.
- Vote yes on Amendment #180.
Post on social media using the hashtag #ROEAct.
This is how we will protect women’s rights here in MA.
We need you to use your voices, the opposition is determined, loud, and strong!
Let’s get this done!
We need your voice now more than ever.
Send that email.
Do it in memory of Ruth.
We vow to continue to fight until woman’s healthcare access is no longer regulated by law.
We need your voice to power that fight.
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