SBA List Blasts Extreme Massachusetts Abortion Law Enacted Over Gov’s Veto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2020
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected], 240-672-2828

Law Allows Late-Term Abortion On-Demand, Secret Abortions for Minor Girls

Washington, D.C. – Today Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature voted to override Governor Baker’s veto of the “Roe Act,” legislation that allows for late-term abortion on-demand and allows for secret abortions of minor girls beginning at age 16.

In response, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following comment:

“This dangerous new law allows for late-term abortion on-demand across Massachusetts, and secret abortions for minor girls as young as 16,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Governor Baker is pro-choice, but this legislation was too much for him to stomach: his veto exemplifies just how extreme it is.

“The actions taken by Democrats to ram through this legislation are a reflection of just how extreme the party has become on abortion. Led by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats’ agenda for the entire nation is reflected in this bill: abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth.”

Polling released by SBA List in June of 2019 shows that:

  • 62% of MA voters oppose allowing more late-term abortions in the state.
  • 62% of MA voters support existing laws in their state that require parental consent before minor girls can obtain abortions.
  • 74% of MA voters support existing laws in their state that require late-term abortions after 24 weeks to be performed in hospitals.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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