Baker to sign bill further protecting access to reproductive health care services
BOSTON (WLNE) — Gov. Charlie Baker will sign a bill further protecting access to reproductive health care services, including abortion, in the Commonwealth on Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, as well as other legislators and advocates will join Baker for the ceremonial signing.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, taking away women’s constitutional protections for abortion.
Shortly after, Baker signed an executive order to protect health care services in the state after the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Now, the legislation protects abortion providers and people seeking abortions from action taken by their home states.
The bill also states access to reproductive and gender-affirming health care services is a right protected by Massachusetts state constitution.