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Don't ban public funding of abortions in Mass.


Don't ban public funding of abortions in Mass.
The Boston Globe

The nationwide campaign to curb abortion rights through grass-roots political action has arrived in Massachusetts.Antiabortion advocates are launching a petition initiative to amend the state constitution to deny funding for abortions for women on MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. It’s an attempt to circumvent the courts and would deny crucial health services to people who can least afford alternatives.AdvertisementMassachusetts is one of 17 states in the country where state-funded abortions are allowed, thanks to a 1981 court decision. The Supreme Judicial Court ruling stated that the Commonwealth’s constitution guarantees Medicaid-eligible pregnant women the right to nondiscriminatory funding for abortion. And so it should remain.The impact of overriding state abortion law through the ballot would disproportionately hit minority women living in poverty, said Dr.

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