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Massachusetts Republican State Committee Members Vote To Condemn ROE Act Abortion Bill

May 2, 2019

The Massachusetts State Republican Committee has voted unanimously to condemn the ROE Act abortion expansion bill, which opponents say would legalize infanticide, according to a party spokesman.

“The proposal being pushed by the Radical Democrats and their financial backers such as the Planned Parenthood Action Fund would strip medical care rights from those born alive following failed late-term abortions, eliminating current law that requires physicians ‘take reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the aborted child’,” the party said in a written statement. “The bill effectively strips lifesaving rights away from the feeblest and most vulnerable among us.”

The bill would also remove a current requirement that underage girls get permission from their parents or from a Superior Court judge in order to get an abortion. Abortions performed after 24 weeks would no longer have to take place in a hospital, and doctors performing them would no longer have to have life-saving equipment in the room in case a baby who survives an abortion is born alive.

The vote took place Tuesday, April 29, the party said in a written statement.

Supporters of the ROE Act bill say it would expand access to abortion to women who find out late in their pregnancy that their fetus has catastrophic defects, which they argue is a good thing.