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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Updated: Community reacts to Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade
Comments pour in from advocates, readers and public officials. “I am extremely discouraged, saddened, shocked, and angry,” says one reader.
Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision
The ruling does not mean that abortion is banned throughout the United States. Rather, arguments about the legality of abortion will now play out in state legislatures.
New Bedford sits in the middle of Southeastern Mass. ‘abortion desert’
Nowhere in Greater New Bedford, Fall River or Cape Cod is there a single clinic or hospital that performs abortions
Local abortion rights groups brace for possible overturn of Roe v. Wade
While abortion would still be legal in Massachusetts, advocates and providers say bans in other states could drive up the need for more resources locally, with some already expanding services.
Opinion: Republican tactics target voting rights and women’s right to choose
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