Baker signs executive order in response to Roe v. Wade ruling

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order to protect health care services in the state after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This executive order will further preserve that right and protect reproductive health care providers who serve out of state residents,” said Baker.

“It is especially important to ensure that Massachusetts providers can continue to provide reproductive health care services without concern that the laws of other states may be used to interfere with those services or sanction them for providing services that are lawful in the Commonwealth,” he continued.

This order would protect providers that help out of state individuals who look for services that are legal in Massachusetts. This executive order also protects doctors from losing their license when helping those coming from out of state.

The Supreme Court’s ruling was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump.

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