Equal rights and protections for women must be a reality in our Commonwealth -- from health care to hiring to education to childcare. I have been a strong supporter of women's reproductive rights -- working to expand realistic access to family planning services and secure the standards set in Roe v. Wade. I've filed legislation to provide better healthcare access for low-income women on MassHealth, and have pushed for bills to institute paid family leave, protect women from sexual assault on college campuses, and take sexist, outdated laws off our books. I've also backed measures like the ACCESS Act to ensure that all women have access to contraception, no matter what happens at the federal level.
Despite the ugly policies being proposed in Washington, we were able to score major victories at the state level in Massachusetts this year. Now is the time to double-down on our progress and keep working to make sure the legislature passes key immigration and education bills.
Dec 29, 2017