In Massachusetts overturned a ban on abortion, operating more than 200 years

While the authorities of some regions are making many efforts in order to forbid women to have abortions after 15 weeks in Massachusetts go the other way. Here the leadership of the state, on the contrary, is preparing to repeal the law establishing criminal liability for attempting to have an abortion. The bill, called NASTY (Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women), has already passed the approval of lawmakers, and now it is preparing to approve the Governor of Massachusetts.

«We will sign it. In the women’s community, a lot of those who worried about the fate of this bill. We have held extensive public hearings and discussed the situation in our team. It is time to sign this bill,» said Charlie Baker, the head of the region.

Given the fact that the Governor is seriously motivated to approve the document, soon 200-year-old lawbanning abortions, will come to an end. According to human rights organizations and societies in the struggle for women’s rights, this decision is a real victory, the importance of which can hardly be overestimated.

At the same time, experts believe that to celebrate these people far too early, because despite the lifting of the ban in the state, the situation soon may change dramatically at the Federal level. With the retirement of judge Anthony Kennedy, his place may be taken by Brett kavanaugh, a man with conservative views. In this case, there is a high probability that the rule «ROE V. Wade» can be overturned. This decision of the U.S. Supreme court legalized abortion.

Despite this, human rights activists believe that if we fail to fight the ban at the state level, to talk about the confrontation with the Federal authorities and does not make sense. Previously, we wrote about the fact that the leadership of the Mississippi banned abortion at more than 15 weeks. This caused a wave of controversy among residents of this region.