May 11, 2022
Support Reproductive Rights Now
As League members, we know that true democracy depends on equal rights for all people. Losing our right to reproductive choice would open the door to the loss of other freedoms, such as marriage equality, contraception, and gender-affirming care. Channel your outrage into action this week at both the state and federal levels.

1. Attend a rally: LWVMA is partnering with reproductive rights champions and allies Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Massachusetts, Reproductive Equity Now, and ACLU of Massachusetts this Saturday, May 14 at 12 noon at Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common to rally for #BansOffOurBodies. Can’t make it to Boston? Find other locations here. The forecast calls for a scorcher of a day so be sure to bring plenty of water, a hat, and sunscreen. Please amplify this event by sharing it to your networks. Send your rally photos to Brynne ([email protected]) for LWVMA to post on social media next week. Be sure to tag @LWVMA and use the hashtag #BansOffOurBodies in your social media posts.

2. Urge your state legislators to pass the following reproductive rights bills without delay:
  • H.1196/S.673 An Act ensuring access to full spectrum pregnancy care. This bill would provide financial assistance for a full-range of pregnancy-related care. See our testimony.
  • H.2399/S.1470 An Act to require public universities to provide medication abortion. See our testimony.

3. Thank our US senators: LWVUS President Dr. Deborah Ann Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomon issued an action alert for all league members to call their US senators to support the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) S.4132 —including abolishing the filibuster to achieve this goal. Our US Senators Warren and Markey support both the WHPA and abolishing the filibuster. Contact them to thank them for their work and let them know this issue is a top priority. 
Sen. Warren (617) 565-3170 Email
Sen. Markey (617) 565-8519 Email

4. Spread the word on social media that reproductive rights are crucial to our democracy. Be sure to like and share LWVMA and LWVUS news and events.
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