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BOSTON— On January 14th, a coalition of women’s health advocates and progressive organizations will host a Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day one week before the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade that made abortion legal in the United States.

The event will begin with a speaking program featuring women’s health champions, including Senate President Therese Murray, and renowned women’s health policy expert Paula Johnson, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and Chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

After the speaking program, women’s health supporters from across the state will attend meetings with their state representatives and senators. Attendees will ask their lawmakers to co-sponsor legislation that will expand access to reproductive health care and comprehensive sexuality education in Massachusetts.

Legislative breakfast and lobby day. The speaking program will include:
  •  Representative Ellen Story
  •  Senator Katherine Clark
  •  Senate President Therese Murray
  •  Keynote speaker: Paula Johnson, MD, MPH

Great Hall, State House, Boston, MA

Breakfast served at 10AM, speaking program begins at 10:20AM

Co-sponsored by:
  •  American Association of University Women of Massachusetts
  •  American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  •  Asian American Women’s Political Initiative
  •  Ibis Reproductive Health
  •  Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
  •  Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization of Women
  •  Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  •  Massachusetts Family Planning Association
  •  Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  •  MassEquality
  •  NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
  •  Our Bodies, Ourselves
  •  Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
  •  Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  •  Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts


Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts


Alicia Johnson
Media Relations Coordinator
(617) 515-0531


January 10, 2013