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Massachusetts's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

36 percent of Massachusetts counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
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Twitter: @ProChoiceMass
Phone: 617.556.8800
Fax: 617.338.2532

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Charles Baker (R) is mixed-choice.


  • The Massachusetts House is pro-choice.
  • The Massachusetts Senate is pro-choice.


Abortion Ban

Massachusetts has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Massachusetts has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Massachusetts restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Massachusetts allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Massachusetts law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Massachusetts prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Emergency Contraception

Massachusetts law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Massachusetts law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Massachusetts provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Massachusetts law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from harassment, blockades, and violence.
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State Constitutional Protection

Massachusetts' constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Massachusetts restricts post-viability abortion.
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