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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:22 PM

Mass. Legislature overrides veto, expands access to abortion

Source: Associated Press

Mass. Legislature overrides veto, expands access to abortion

December 29, 2020

BOSTON (AP) ó The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to override the Republican governorís veto of legislation that expands access to abortion in the state, making the measure law.

The Democratic-controlled Senateís 32-8 override came a day after the Democratic-controlled House similarly voted to override Gov. Charlie Bakerís veto 107-46.

The bill, known as the Roe Act, codifies abortion rights into state law, allows abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases where the child will not survive after birth, and lowers from 18 to 16 the age at which women can seek an abortion without consent from a parent or guardian.

Baker, in vetoing the legislation last week, said while he strongly supports many provisions of the measure, he could not support expanding the availability of later-term abortions and permitting 16- and 17-year-olds to get an abortion without parental consent.

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