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State Senate President Karen Spilka On ROE Act, Which Would Remove Limits On Abortion In Mass.09:28
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Backers and critics of the so-called ROE Act, which would legalize abortions after 24 weeks under certain circumstances, sat next to each other wearing color-coded shirts in the Gardner Auditorium on Monday as a public hearing on the bill got underway. (Sam Doran/SHNS)
Backers and critics of the so-called ROE Act, which would legalize abortions after 24 weeks under certain circumstances, sat next to each other wearing color-coded shirts in the Gardner Auditorium on Monday as a public hearing on the bill got underway. (Sam Doran/SHNS)

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters and opponents attended a hearing at the State House Monday over a bill that would remove some limits on abortion in Massachusetts.

The bill, called the ROE Act, would let women get an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of “fatal fetal anomalies." It would also get rid of parental consent requirements for teenagers seeking an abortion.

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Karen Spilka, Massachusetts Senate president. She tweets @KarenSpilka.

This segment aired on June 17, 2019.

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