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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 792         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 484

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to sex selection in pregnancy.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 792        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 484

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 484) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to sex selection in pregnancy.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.

              Section 12L of Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition of the General Laws of Massachusetts, is hereby amended by striking the period at the end thereof and adding the following:─ “provided, however, no physician shall intentionally perform such an abortion with the knowledge that the mother is seeking the abortion solely on account of the sex of the unborn child.”

              SECTION 2.

              Section 12M of Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition of the General Laws of Massachusetts, is hereby amended by striking the period at the end thereof and adding the following:─ “provided, however, no physician shall intentionally perform such an abortion with the knowledge that the mother is seeking the abortion solely on account of the sex of the unborn child.”

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