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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 562         FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1567

 

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

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Donald Humason

 

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 562        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1567

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 484 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 2010 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 2010 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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