Accessing Abortion Care in Massachusetts

Use this guide to learn more about protections for abortion and reproductive health services, find a provider, or explore payment options.

Whether you live in Massachusetts or are traveling from another state, you can access abortion care in Massachusetts. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade and actions by federal courts to restrict access to the full spectrum of reproductive care, Massachusetts took immediate action to protect patients seeking and providers offering abortion care services in the Commonwealth.

Abortion is safe, legal, and accessible in Massachusetts.

Abortion remains legal in Massachusetts. Following the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs, Executive Order 600 protected access to reproductive health care in the Commonwealth. Shortly after, the Shield Law was enacted to codify protections for reproductive and gender affirming care. Click here to view Massachusetts' laws governing abortion access.

The Abortion Legal Hotline is a free and confidential abortion information resource created by the AG's Office, advocates, and private law firms to connect patients and providers with free legal advice about lawful abortion.

In 2020, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted key provisions of the ROE Act, protecting the right to abortion and allowing for abortion later in pregnancy in cases of fatal fetal diagnoses. Click here to learn more about consent and access for minors. 

Mifepristone will remain available in the Commonwealth.

Following a federal judge's unprecedented decision to roll back the Food and Drug Administration's 23 year approval of the drug mifepristone, Governor Maura Healey took immediate action to protect access to this safe, effective abortion and miscarriage management medication.

Governor Healey immediately issued Executive Order 609 to confirm protections for medication abortion, including mifepristone under the Shield Law. The administration also worked with the University of Massachusetts and other providers to secure well over a year's supply of mifepristone.

Beware Anti-Abortion Centers

If you are pregnant and looking to understand your abortion options, you should consult with a licensed reproductive healthcare provider. Anti-abortion centers are commonly called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) and do not provide comprehensive reproductive health care and seek to prevent people from accessing abortion care. 

If you have concerns about your experience with a crisis pregnancy center, file a complaint with the Attorney General's Civil Rights Division online or at 617-963-2917.


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