In Digital Campaign, MA Political Leaders Push For ROE Act

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — "Massachusetts, we have to do better," says Attorney General Maura Healey in a new NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts video.

That's the message of the organization's new four-part digital ad campaign launched Monday, pushing for legislation that would protect the right to abortion in Massachusetts.

The proposed ROE Act would ensure that anyone could access safe and legal abortion in Massachusetts. Vermont and Rhode Island are among states that have passed similar legislation.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu is one of several Massachusetts political leaders—also including Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards—featured in the videos.

"Across the country, we see that access to women's reproductive healthcare is under attack," Wu says in one of the videos. "People think that we're leading the way on access to care, but the fact is, we're not."

The group Massachusetts Citizens For Life opposes the Roe Act. President Myrna Maloney Flynn says the bill is "frankly irresponsible."

"Read the text of the proposed, so-called Roe Act, read current abortion law, compare the two, and it will be very clear the Roe Act should not be supported," President Myrna Maloney Flynn told WBZ NewsRadio. "It is dangerous to our women, our young girls, and our infants."

So far, House members have resisted the bill as extreme.

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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