Woman's Right to Know

Woman's Right to Know legislation FACTswould require access to ultrasound imaging of a woman's unborn child and electronic audio recording of the unborn child's heartbeat.  Thirty-one states have some form of informed-consent law on the books and twenty states specifically require information about the availablity of ultrasound imaging or require the performance of an ultrasound before an abortion.  The Massachusetts Catholic Conference has consistently advocated that these laws be enacted in the Commonwealth.

Conference Legislative Action

See MCC Testimony for Worman's Right to Know Legislation, (pdf) Nov. 2015

See MCC Testimony for Woman's Right to Know Legislation, (pdf) July, 2013. 

See MCC Testimony for Woman's Right to Know Legislation, (pdf) June, 2011.

See MCC Testimony for bills Concerning Abortion Consent and "Healthy Behaviors," (pdf) May, 2011.

See MCC Testimony for Abortion-Related Bills, (pdf) July, 2009.

See Testimony of Marian Desrosier, (pdf) Project Rachel, Fall River Diocese, on Woman's Right to Know Legislation, July, 2009. 

See MCC Testimony on Abortion-Related Bills, (pdf) March, 2008. 

See Bishop Reilly's (Worcester) Testimony on Woman's Right to Know Legislation, (pdf) October, 2003

See a MCC Woman's Right to Know Q & A Fact Sheet, (pdf) 2003. 

See MCC Testimony on Woman's Right to Know Legislation, (pdf) May, 2001. 

See a MCC Abortion Consent Briefing Paper, (pdf) May, 2001.