Protecting Reproductive Rights

Suggestions and ideas for how you can help in light of the recent Supreme Court Dobbs decision. The HDTC will endeavor to update this page regularly as the situation evolves.

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Urge State Leadership to Expand the Roe Act

Call or email Senator Patrick O’Connor (for Plymouth and Norfolk County residents) and Governor Charlie Baker. Urge them, respectfully, to pass and sign An Act Expanding Protections for Reproductive Rights (which passed in the House on June 29th as H4930). The bill would declare that access to reproductive health care is a "right secured by the constitution or laws" of Massachusetts and it would shield providers of reproductive healthcare from civil suits or extradition to states with hostile laws.  

 

Contact Info:

 

Senator Patrick O’Connor’s office via phone at (617) 722-1646 or email Patrick.OConnor@MASenate.gov

 

Governor Charlie Baker’s office via phone at (617) 725-4005 or email 

 

Feel free to use this sample text:

 

Dear _______________,

 

My name is _____________, and I am a constituent from ___________.  I am writing to express my support for the legislation to strengthen the Roe Act in Massachusetts (identified as H4930 in the House), which I hope you will also support.  I hope this can be passed in the Senate and signed into law in the Commonwealth.

 

Sincerely,

____________________________

Donate to an Abortion Fund

Abortion funds work to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. Some of them work with clinics to help pay for abortions. Some of them offer support such as transportation, childcare, translation, doula services, and somewhere to stay in the case where a patient must travel to get an abortion.

Show Solidarity by Wearing Green

 

Bandanas, t-shirts, whatever you want. Green has become the international color of abortion rights and a very visible way to signal your support for reproductive choice and bodily autonomy.

Brush up on Talking Points

We've created a sheet of talking points to help you address individuals who are anti-choice.

 


 

Donate to an Abortion Fund

Abortion funds work to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. Some of them work with clinics to help pay for abortions. Some of them offer support such as transportation, childcare, translation, doula services, and somewhere to stay in the case where a patient must travel to get an abortion.

Show Solidarity by Wearing Green

 

Bandanas, t-shirts, whatever you want. Green has become the international color of abortion rights and a very visible way to signal your support for reproductive choice and bodily autonomy.

 


 

Brush up on Talking Points

We've created a sheet of talking points to help you address the comments and concerns of individuals who are not pro-choice.