Unbeknownst to most of the public, Massachusetts was one of the few remaining states in the nation with an unconstitutional law banning abortion until its repeal in 2018. The NASTY Women Act, repealed three archaic, unconstitutional laws that, if enforced, would restrict access to contraception and abortion in the Commonwealth.
This law does the following:
- Repeals an antiquated ban on abortion care
- Removes an unconstitutional requirement that non-emergency abortions after after 12 weeks be performed in a hospital
- Lifts a Ban on Contraception for Unmarried Couples