Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts’ Republican governor vetoed a law that would lower the age teen girls are allowed to get abortions without parental consent, but the Massachusetts legislature overrode that veto.

Republic Governor Charlie Baker vetoed the legislation, called the ROE Act. It was meant to codify in law the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v Wade. The House and Senate overrode Baker’s veto on Tuesday in a win for state Democrats, according to Fox News.

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List released a statement criticizing the law’s passage.

“This dangerous new law allows for late-term abortion on-demand across Massachusetts, and secret abortions for minor girls as young as 16,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the group, said. “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,” she added. “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.”

State Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat, said the ROE Act is a win for “reproductive freedom.”

“Pregnant people who once faced near-insurmountable barriers accessing abortion care can now seize the right to control their own bodies,” she tweeted. “I am so proud of the policies included in the #ROEAct and of the @MA_Senate for our commitment to reproductive freedom.”

The bill expands women’s legal authority to get an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy if doctors say the baby will not survive after birth. The bill also got rid of a rule requiring a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion procedure could take place.

In a letter to lawmakers explaining his veto, Baker said that while he supported many measures of the bill, he could not sign the legislation because of the lower age of consent to get an abortion.

“I cannot support the sections of this proposal that expand the availability of later term abortions and permit minors age 16 and 17 to get an abortion without the consent of a parent or guardian,” Baker wrote.

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation of President Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats said that the conservative Supreme Court pick put legal access to abortions at risk. They argued that the state needed to take steps to codify Roe v. Wade in case the Supreme Court overturned the decision.

Conservative lawmakers argued against the bill, and chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Jim Lyons, compared the bill’s provisions to “infanticide.”

51 thoughts on “Massachusetts Lowers Age of Abortion Without Parental Consent to 16”
  1. Why would any group of men and women in a legislative body think that reducing the age of consent for an abortion is a good idea?

  2. Abortion is MURDER
    Doesn’t surprise me that Massachusetts is doing this my first husband tried to murder both me and our firstborn in 1962 but my little 18yr old body was so strong that the baby was born healthy and I just had flu type symptoms on his mom’s couch for a week

  3. You can’t legally sign a contract until you are 18 but now you can kill your unborn child at 16?
    Are you fucking kidding me?
    You commie bastards are destroying the sanctity if life and democracy.

  4. So sad. I feel so sorry for the babies, parents and young girls that are not receiving the support they need in this important decision that will haunt them their whole life’s. Our government can now decide whom lives and dies. Soooo sad!
    As Jesus said on the cross. GOD forgive them because they know not what they do 🙏

  5. These so-called “Democrats”, especially their women who call themselves “feminists” have lost all decency and feelings for the great and precious gift of WOMANHOOD as CARRIER OF LIFE. If that does not mean anything to them – WHAT DOES HAVE ANY MEANING?

  6. Next step, they will tell you how many children you can have. America has to make room for all of the illegal immigrants coming in. Get ready and get used to it. AOC and her gang wii be in charge in a few years.

  7. Now these pedo communists can rape and impregnate your 16 yo daughter, kill the baby and you don’t know it even happened. Next your daughter is found dead on the floor bleeding because something was wrong and she was afraid to tell you.

    No. Other. Reason. For. This.

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