Discussion On Abortion Held At Mass. State House

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Many showed up at the Massachusetts State House on Monday to hear testimony about the Roe Act, a bill that concerns abortion law.

The Roe Act would eliminate the requirement of parent consent for someone under the age of 18 to get an abortion.

“It’s terrible. It’s awful. It’s along the lines of killing. That’s what it really comes down to, killing our future generations," one opponent of the measure said.

But supporters argue that someone who’s old enough to get pregnant is old enough to make decisions concerning that pregnancy.

The bill would also allow for abortions late in a pregnancy if there are potentially lethal fetal anomalies.

Gov. Charlie Baker does not support late-term abortions, according to the Associated Press. He supports the Massachusetts abortion laws that are already in place.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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