Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 13, 2020 / 10:30 am
Catholic bishops in Massachusetts are fighting a state measure to expand legal abortion.
An amendment adopted by the state house on Thursday would allow for abortions in certain circumstances throughout pregnancy, a move the state's Catholic Conference has said goes "well beyond what is enshrined in state law."
The amendment to a larger budget bill was adopted by the state house on Thursday by a 108-49 vote, State House News Service reported. A dozen Democrats voted against the amendment, while one Republican voted for it.
Under House amendment 759, abortions can be performed after 24 weeks in the case of a lethal fetal anomaly.