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Friedman on Roe: 'We won't be silent'

Cindy Friedman

Sen. Cindy Friedman has spoken out against a draft Supreme Court decision that lays out a legal case to overturn two key abortion decisions: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

YourArlington partner Patch reported May 5 that the draft, which was published by Politico Monday night, shows that the court is on the path toward rescinding abortion access, which would lead to it being outlawed in many states.


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However, Massachusetts is one of several states with a state law protecting abortion access and tate lawmakers recently expanded access to the medical after a veto by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. Now, many local lawmakers are taking to social media to voice their support of reproductive rights.

"I marched in Washington in the '70s to protect a woman's right to choose," said Friedman in a Tweet Tuesday morning. "Almost 50 years later, the Supreme Court delivers a disgusting, but not surprising, assault on this right. We won't be silent, and if you were looking for a wake-up call for action, the phone just rang."

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