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Press Statement AG Healey Statement on the House Passage of the Contraceptive Access Bill

11/08/2017
  • Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

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Emily Snyder

Boston — AG Healey today issued the following statement following the House passage of H. 536, An Act Relative to Advancing Contraceptive Coverage and Economic Security in our State, the Contraceptive ACCESS bill:

“With women’s reproductive health care under attack by the Trump administration, we must do everything we can to protect the rights of women here in our state. Contraception is basic preventative medical care essential to women and their families. Today the House took an important step towards ensuring that every woman in Massachusetts has affordable and reliable access to the birth control option that is best for her. I want to thank Speaker DeLeo, Speaker Pro Tempore Haddad and Chairman Scibak for their leadership in advancing this critical legislation.”

AG Healey testified in support of the Contraceptive ACCESS Bill in front of the Joint Committee on Financial Services in October. AG Healey also filed suit against the Trump administration for rolling back a requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.

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Office of Attorney General Maura Healey 

Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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