Posted by DrJohn on 26 June, 2019 at 4:16 am. 3 comments already!


Massachusetts Democrats look to liberalize abortions late in pregnancies and for minors

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, Actis 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.

The first such situation would be if a doctor concludes that the fetus would have “lethal fetal anomalies” — that is, if there were no prospect for the fetus to survive outside the womb.

The second, and more controversial circumstance, would be if the doctor determined that the abortion was necessary for the sake of the mother’s physical, emotional, or psychological health.

Abortion opponents say that those provisions are vaguely written and would allow women to seek an abortion for any reason at any point during pregnancy. State Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons called the measure an “extreme infanticide act.”

Anti-abortion advocates say, for instance, a woman could make specious claims about her mental health and wellness and insist that pregnancy and motherhood would inflict extreme psychological harm in order to obtain an abortion.

C.J. Williams, digital media strategist for Massachusetts Citizens for Life, told the Washington Examiner that the bill is not “pro-choice” but rather “abortion promotion.”

More at the Washington Examiner


But try to give a minor an aspirin in school….

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