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Pro-Lifers in Boston Plan Rally against Bid to Legalize Abortion up to Birth

Patrick Delaney : Dec 3, 2020

According to the Massachusetts Family Institute, amendments to the state budget would even remove the obligation of medics to give lifesaving treatment to babies that survive botched abortions.

(Boston, MA) — [] Pro-life activists in Boston are rallying to persuade legislators to defeat a radical pro-abortion measure which would allow for abortion up to birth and would permit abortion for minors without parental consent. (Screengrab image)

Having failed to pass their sweeping pro-abortion policy agenda through the customary process in a bill called the ROE Act, the Democrats in the Massachusetts Legislature adopted a different strategy by attaching an amendment to the state budget. Amendment 759 in the state house and 180 in the state senate passed by large margins in both chambers last month (108—49 and 33—7, respectively).

According to the Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), the amendment allows the performance of abortion prior to 24 weeks for any reason, while, for all practical purposes, extending this permission up to the moment of birth.

Currently, Massachusetts law allows abortion after 24 weeks if the mother's life is at risk. Under this new provision, that exception would be expanded "to preserve the patient's physical or mental health," a criteria which can be broadly interpreted to make almost any abortion legal.

But, according to MFI, the bill goes even further and would also allow "passive infanticide." Instead of directing abortionists to "take all reasonable steps" to save a child who has survived a botched abortion, the new amendment "simply requires that there be lifesaving equipment present, but doesn't require that the physician actually USE it"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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