It outlines broad liability protections for both providers who offer abortions, which remain legal in Massachusetts following the Supreme Court’s ruling, and related care as well as for patients who receive them.
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Lawmakers override Gov. Baker’s veto, enacting law to allow immigrant driver’s licenses
When the new law takes effect in July of 2023, immigrants without legal status will be eligible for standard state driver’s licenses if they show documents proving their identity, date of birth and residency in Massachusetts.
Leaked Supreme Court draft underscores significance of 2020 ROE act in Mass.
The Supreme Court has not yet issued its ruling in the case challenging the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationally, but the draft opinion obtained by Politico shows a majority vote to strike it down.
Gov candidate Diehl echoes GOP concerns with immigrant licensing bill
The measure would allow immigrants without legal status to apply for and obtain a standard driver’s license if they show a foreign passport or consular ID and certain other documents.
Mass. senators optimistic about passage of immigrant licensing bill
Versions of the license access bill have been filed on Beacon Hill for almost 20 years. It’s been the subject of a fierce advocacy push, including a hunger strike by activists at one point in 2020.