Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. I write in support of H1433/S1171, An Act to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. This bill would prohibit the shackling of pregnant women in state and county correctional facilities during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-delivery recuperation unless they […]
Below please find the official Senate press release dated October 24 pertaining to legislation the Senate passed unanimously last week. ======================= BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to strengthen penalties for strangulation, enhance protections for victims of domestic violence and establish new employment rights that will help victims keep their jobs and […]
I have recently received a number of emails in the form below urging me to cosponsor several women’s health bills. I am pleased to cosponsor these bills. I have consistently cosponsored legislation in this area over the years. ============================= In November, voters like me made it clear that we care deeply about health care access […]
I’ve recently heard from a number of people with concerns about the health education bill, House 3434. I do support the bill, and I am, in fact, a cosponsor. Actually, the bill adds only a very limited reporting mandate for school districts; it does not mandate any curriculum.
The house voted today on a pair of gender-related bills that generated a debate full of passion, confusion and irony. I was in the majority on all three of major votes, but split from some of my friends on two of them.
I support a woman’s right to choose. The government should not interfere in the most deeply personal decisions in our lives. Prevention is the top priority. We should do all that we can to reduce unintended pregnancy. Broad legal access to contraception is critical to helping women out of poverty. Teen pregnancy is one of […]