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S 2260 - Repeals State-Level Law Prohibiting Abortion - Massachusetts Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (38-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals State-Level Law Prohibiting Abortion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the state-level statute which prohibited abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Repeals provisions that prohibit abortion in Massachusetts (Secs. 1-3).

  • Authorizes healthcare providers to perform an abortion on any individual, so long as the individual has provided them with written consent (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes healthcare providers to prescribe drugs or articles for the prevention of pregnancy or conception to anyone (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense emergency contraception without a prescription (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that this bill does not authorize the sale of contraceptives through a vending machine or similar device (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals State-Level Law Prohibiting Abortion

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