Rep. Jim Lyons (R - Andover) filed legislation to defund any non-profit or its affiliates if they sell baby body parts in violation of state laws. The bill, HB 2671, is entitled An Act relative to state funding of certain nonprofits. It would prohibit any state funds from going to any nonprofit that violates the Massachusetts law that prohibits the sale of baby body parts-ie Planned Parenthood.
While we anticipate Congress will take federal dollars from Planned Parenthood, we also need to let legislators know they can act to take away their state dollars as well, by asking them to support Rep. Lyons bill. During last year's budget debate, every Republican legislator in the house voted in support of this language.
Please help us spread the word and assist Representative Lyons by clicking on the link below to ask your legislator to support his bill, HB 2671, An Act relative to state funding of certain nonprofits. It's currently before the Committee on Health Care Financing, which must take positive action on it before the deadline of Wednesday, February 7. Thank you.