The 2015-2016 legislative session is break for the summer.
Passing legislation into law is a lengthy process, but MFI will closely follow developments at the State House and we’ll be updating this page throughout the session.
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We encourage you to become familiar with the following bills and stay up-to-date on their progress. Below you will find information on the top bills with a link to the Legislative Briefs we have been delivering to your State Representatives and Senators. As action is taken on Beacon Hill, we will provide information on how to contact your legislators on a particular bill at the appropriate time.
HB 2671 – Defund Planned Parenthood:
This bill would defund Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts, redirecting our health care dollars to women’s health facilities not tainted by accusations of selling fetal body parts, and not undergoing various investigations. Click on the resource below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support this legislation. [Visit the bottom of the Action Center to find out who your State Representative and State Senator are].
HB 1211 – A Woman’s Safety Act:
This bill would amend the definition of “clinic” in the General Laws, requiring the licensing and inspection of numerous non-hospital abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Currently there are 16 abortion clinics operating without a DPH license, putting vulnerable women at further, serious health risk. Click on the resource below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support this legislation.
HB 936- A Woman’s Right to Know (AKA “Laura’s Law”): Laura Hope Smith was a 22 year-old Cape Cod woman who died during an abortion. This law would help prevent future tragedies by requiring doctors to inform each woman of pertinent information that is considered a core part of the abortion decision. Click on the resource below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support this legislation.
HD 2434 – An Act to Secure the Safety of the Citizens of the Commonwealth:
This bill repeals the 2016 Transgender Bathroom Law, which allows bathroom, shower and locker room usage based on self-expressed “gender identity,” not anatomy. For example, men in Massachusetts can now use the women’s locker room or changing facility as long as they claim that they feel like women on the inside. HD 2434 gives legislators the opportunity to do the right thing and restore privacy and safety in public accommodations now by effectively repealing the 2016 law.
Click on the resource below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support this legislation.
SD 744 – Doctor-Prescribed Suicide:
Reaching the natural end of life is difficult enough without the pressure and coercion to commit suicide. Deliberately ending human life as one would a suffering animal is utilitarian and degrading, contrary to the special dignity and unique value of every human life. The reality is that diagnosing a terminal illness is an inexact science, with lifespan forecasts having an error rate of 30%. Doctor-prescribed suicide would blur the line between natural death and medical manslaughter. Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation.
HB 97 – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Minors: This bill would prevent children from receiving much needed counseling to help them respond proactively to unwanted sexual desires, and is an attempt to silence the viewpoint of those who believe sexual orientation treatment is counseling therapy which can provide tremendous benefits.
SB 234 – Health Curriculum Frameworks: These bills would each impose a state-wide, one-size-fits all comprehensive sex-education curriculum on our public schools, containing offensive reproduction and sexuality materials. Click on the resources below to find out more and CLICK HERE to let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation.