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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 894         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 515

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ellen Story and Byron Rushing

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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 updating the laws to protect women's health.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

Susan C. Fargo

 

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Michael J. Moran

18th Suffolk

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

William N. Brownsberger

 

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

James B. Eldridge

 

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

John D. Keenan

7th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 894        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 515

By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health.  The Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act updating the laws to protect women's health.
 

              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 12Q of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -

              Except in an emergency requiring immediate action, no abortion may be performed under section 12L or 12M unless the written consent of the proper person has been delivered to the physician performing the abortion as set forth in section 12S. 

              SECTION 2. Section 19 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.              

              SECTION 3.  Section 20 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 4.  Section 21 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 5.  Section 21A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 2, 4 and 8 the word “married”.

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