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"Transgender Bill" H1728 public hearing July 14, 2009

Part 5. Critical bills largely ignored at hearing -- need attention!

July 29, 2009

One of the terrible things about that massive public hearing was that there were (at least) seven critical bills (see list below) -- two good ones and five very bad ones -- that deserved our attention. But they were largely ignored that day.  A few people came and gave some great testimony on a few of them. And a few homosexual activists gave testimony on their side.

Was this done on purpose because the politicians didn't want to deal with them? Over the next several weeks, we need to force the issue and make sure that they know how people feel!

Seven bills to fight hard for -- and against

Among the 237 bills before the Judiciary Committee that day were these critical bills. (We will help you get testimony to the committee on them):

  • Women's "Right to Know" law on abortion
    H1670 Text of bill - Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleborough)
    Also known as "Laura's Law" this would require abortion providers to give women complete and accurate information about abortions, to offset the huge pressure and propaganda that women in those situations now get.

  • Update outdated "wiretapping" statute
    H1720 Text of bill - Sen. Brian Joyce (D-Milton)
    Homosexual activists used the outdated Mass. wiretapping law to attempt to sue Scott Whiteman and Brian Camenker for "damages" regarding the recordings of the horrific Fistgate tapes. That law was never meant to be used that way, and this would update it properly.

  • Officially legalize homosexual "marriage"
    H1708 Text of bill - Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
    This coincides with the Attorney General's lawsuit against DOMA (see item below). The homosexual lobby knows very well that same-sex "marriage" was never really made legal. Since the Massachusetts Constitution does not allow judges to change law, the SJC's infamous Goodridge ruling left it in the Legislature's hands to do that. But it never did. (They've been trying to keep this quiet. Curiously, they haven't sneaked the legislation through yet. This crowded hearing was the perfect opportunity.)

  • Remove parental consent on abortions for minors
    H1746 Text of bill Text of current law - Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
    This is very frightening. The abortion industry continues to target younger kids. Currently, a girl's parents must approve an abortion (if she's under 18), though a superior court judge can overrule them if they refuse. This bill, sponsored by 44 legislators, would allow a wide range of people - including teachers, clergy, guidance counselors, social workers, or any adult relative - to overrule the parents!

  • Repeal sodomy laws and other morality laws
    H3536 (Also H1711) Text of bill - Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
    S1656 Text of bill - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-Newton)
    The phrase "the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or beast" -- still found in the Massachusetts General Laws -- really drives the homosexual lobby crazy. They want to repeal this(though keeping bestiality a criminal offense, at least for the time being), as well as certain other laws dealing with public morality and order. This has a lot of implications!

  • Repeal ban of sale of abortion-inducing drugs, devices, etc.
    H1745 Text of bill - Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
    This would repeal laws prohibiting the ordinary sale of abortion-inducing drugs or medical devices to cause abortions. It has a huge list of co-sponsors.

  • Governor's oppressive anti-gun bill
    H4102 Text of bill - filed by Gov. Deval Patrick
    This bill makes several changes in the state's gun laws that would have disastrous effects on our 2nd Amendment rights and make it even more difficult to buy and own a gun, according to Gun Owners Action League. Read their summary of H4102 here..

Some of the testimony on these bills

There was some good pro-family testimony, but not nearly enough because we were focused on the transgender bill.   The other side gave testimony on all of their bills (above, in red). We need to catch up!

Marie Sturgis, executive director of Massachusetts Citizens for Life testified for "Laura's Law" and others.


This woman gave some very emotional testimony in favor of "Laura's Law" - the Woman's Right to Know Bill. She talked about how she was talked into having an abortion as a teenager and was never told the true facts about the medical and psychological implications.