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MA Lawmakers Discuss Bill Lowering Age of Consent for Abortions to 16
MA Lawmakers Discuss Bill Lowering Age of Consent for Abortions to 16
On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Public Health discussed Bill S.754, which is designed to safeguard the health care decisions of young adults. The bill is aimed at lowering the age of consent for a Massachusetts resident to have an abortion from 18 to 16, and that girls 15 or under can do so with the consent of only one parent or legal guardian, whereas current legislation requires both parents.
MA To Lower Abort Age?
MA To Lower Abort Age?
The Joint Committee on Public Health will hear a bill on Beacon Hill today that would lower the age for which a child in Massachusetts could obtain an abortion without parental consent from 18 to 16 years old. The bill, filed by Middlesex County Democrat Senator Michael Barrett would allow a 15 year old to abort a pregnancy without the consent of both parents...