Massachusetts Ob-Gyns Support the ROE Act

Washington, DC — The following is a statement from the Massachusetts Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

“The Massachusetts Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MA-ACOG) supports H.3320, An Act Removing Obstacles and Expanding Access to Women’s Reproductive Health, and S.1209, An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access.

“By codifying the right to abortion in the Commonwealth, the ROE Act would ensure that Massachusetts remains a safe haven for women in need of the full range of reproductive interventions. And by repealing the current medically unjustified barriers to safe, legal abortion, the ROE Act would ensure that safe, legal abortion is available to all Massachusetts women, even if federal protections are undermined or eliminated.

“The restrictive policies currently in place in Massachusetts undermine the health of women and the integrity of the patient-physician relationship. The ROE Act recognizes that abortion is health care and that access to needed care should never be compromised.

“MA-ACOG supports the availability of high-quality reproductive health services for all women and is committed to protecting access to abortion. In the face of possible judicial action to repeal the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, the stakes have never been higher.”

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org

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