Massachusetts Overrides Governor, Expands Abortion, Girls Age 16 No Parental Consent Needed – By Michael W. Chapman (CNS News) / January 5 2021
(CNS News) — The Democratic House and Senate in Massachusetts overrode Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of the ROE Amendment (H5179) and expanded abortion services in the Bay State, including lowering the age for an abortion without parental consent to 16 and allowing non-doctors to perform abortions on babies 24 weeks and younger.
The override is “a moral tragedy, which will likely result in even more pre-born children being cruelly killed under the color of law, and which is compounded by the reality that a clear majority of baptized Catholics in the House voted to license this grave evil,” said the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts.
A woman undergoes an abortion. (Getty Images)
Previously, an unwed mother under age 18 had to obtain parental consent for an abortion. The new law lowers the age of consent for abortion to 16.