Senate Passes Abortion Rights Bill; Legislation Now Heads To House

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The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Abortion rights proponents say they're worried about what will happen to abortion access if President Trump appoints a Supreme Court justice willing to overturn the landmark decision Roe v. Wade.

Massachusetts has had a law on the books since the 19th century that criminalizes abortion — even though it's basically unenforceable because of Roe v. Wade. But, with concern that Roe v. Wade is imperiled, the state Senate has passed a bill to repeal that 173-year-old law.


Sen. Harriette Chandler, president of the Massachusetts Senate. She tweets @sen_chandler.

Josh Miller, reporter at the Boston Globe. He tweets @jm_bos.

This segment aired on July 5, 2018.


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