Maura Healey on Abortion



Judge's decision ran contrary to science, medicine and law

Every American should be deeply concerned that one extreme, Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas came close to overturning the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of mifepristone, which has been used safely and effectively for more than 20 years. Mifepristone is used in nearly half of abortions in my state. The judge's decision, which ran contrary to science, medicine and the law, was an attack on women and on our health care system.
Source: Gov. Healey OpEd on CNN: MA Gubernatorial press release 2023 , Apr 23, 2023

Reproductive health care includes medication abortion

Section 1.  Definition of "Reproductive health care services" in the 2022 Shield Law. All executive department offices and agencies shall construe the term "reproductive health care services," as it appears in Chapter 127 of the Acts of 2022, and this Order to include medication abortion and medical management of miscarriage, including but not limited to the use, prescribing, dispensing, or administration of mifepristone or misoprostol.
Source: Executive Order #609: MA Gubernatorial press release 2023 , Apr 10, 2023

Ensure access to abortion, contraception, STI testing

Source: 2022 Massachusetts Governor campaign website MauraHealey.com , Jun 7, 2022

I'm always going to stand up for abortion access

Healey led a coalition of 24 attorneys general to file an amicus brief to challenge the 15-week abortion ban that sprung up in Mississippi. Healey also took to Twitter after the Mississippi abortion case was heard in court, calling the hearing a "dangerous day at SCOTUS."

"Roe is the law of the land and must remain that way," Healey wrote. "No matter what the Court rules, I'm always going to stand up for abortion access."

Source: Boston Globe on 2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial race , Dec 2, 2021

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