Kristen Elde: Proud of Northampton mayor for support of ROE Act

Published: 10/20/2019 9:00:08 PM

I have another reason to be proud of my city of Northampton. Mayor David Narkewicz has endorsed the ROE Act, calling on lawmakers to improve access to safe, legal abortion and remove unreasonable barriers to reproductive health care.

Earlier this year, Northampton City Council also endorsed the ROE Act. I’m glad to see Narkewicz and 16 other mayors from around the state, including the mayors of Easthampton and Holyoke, adding their voices to the urgent call to pass this crucial legislation.

I believe in the ROE Act because I believe everyone should have access to safe and legal abortion. I believe a young person should not be forced to plead their case before a judge to have an abortion. I believe that politicians shouldn’t dictate who has access to abortion — and I believe abortion is health care.

I’m proud of Northampton and our mayor for supporting access to abortion and advocating to codify reproductive freedom in Massachusetts law. Thank you, Mayor Narkewicz, for protecting the health and rights of more people in Northampton.

Kristen Elde



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