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By adamg - 9/6/23 - 7:38 pm

Researchers who looked at data from Massachusetts Planned Parenthood clinics from 2018 through October, 2022 found a small but significant increase in the number of people coming into Massachusetts for abortions following the Supreme Court Dobbs decision in June, 2022, even though we don't border any states where abortion is now banned.

By adamg - 4/10/23 - 5:16 pm

Gov. Healey announced today that that Massachusetts health-care providers have started stockpiling mifepristone in advance of potential judicial action to ban its sale, despite 20 years of use showing its safer than many other drugs, including Viagra, but nobody is talking about denying men a right to erections. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/23 - 9:18 pm

As expected, a federal judge in Texas overturned FDA approval of mifepristone. Gov. Maura Healey said tonight it will remain available in Massachusetts: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 4:42 pm
Mansplainers on the move

Nancy shows us the 100 or so men who started marching down Comm. Ave. at the Allston Planned Parenthood to mansplain about a medical procedure none of them will ever need. The Million Thousand Hundred Mansplainer march against abortion was supposed to end up at the State House, but would anybody be surprised if most of them exhausted themselves mansplaining long before they got there?

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 2:19 pm

You know why. Details on the Copley rally.

Also rallies at Town Hall in Arlington, Monument Square in Concord and Hastings Park in Lexington, also at 5 p.m.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 1:15 pm

The State House News Service reports that minutes after the Supreme Court threw out Roe v. Wade and with it the legal underpinnings of everything from gay marriage to contraception, Gov. Baker signed an executive order he says will protect access to reproductive health-care services in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 8:03 am

MassLive.com reports the state Senate has agreed to amend a pending budget bill with a provision that would bar Massachusetts law-enforcement agencies from assisting efforts to go after Massachusetts facilities that provide "legally protected health care activities in Massachusetts." Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:31 am
Statue of Art holding a sign reading: Defend Roe

Emulsion Mike was walking through Copley Square last night when he noticed that the statue of Art outside the main library had a new sign (with several similar signs at her base).

By adamg - 5/3/22 - 9:46 pm
Protest march down Tremont Street

Adriana Lacy watched the large pro-abortion march down Tremont Street after a rally at the State House: Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 1:20 pm

WBUR explains why San Francisco city employees will no longer be allowed to take work trips here - and the city will stop considering Massachusetts companies for contracts - next year.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 4:27 pm
Protesters for abortion rights

Greg Cook attended a rally and protest at the State House over abortion bans being enacted in several states.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 6:02 pm
Handmaid at Park Street in Boston

Craig Caplan photographed her today.

By adamg - 7/27/18 - 1:56 pm

Boston Magazine reports that Gov. Baker today signed a law stripping old laws off the Massachusetts books that could have been used to bar abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/18 - 2:05 pm

Among the things the state legislature just hates to do is formally repeal laws that have been overturned by court rulings or newer laws. Rather than get stricken from the law books, these measures just sit there, dormant, for decades, mostly unnoticed except by the occasional historian or blogger. But a bill passed by the state Senate and now in the House would formally repeal a series of currently non-enforced laws that could suddenly be used to ban not just abortions and contraception in Massachusetts but even articles telling women where to get them, should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/17 - 2:43 pm

A Brookline company that has figured out how to beam mobile-phone ads at people in very specific geographic locations today agreed not to use the technology to target people sitting in Massachusetts health facilities. Read more.

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