BOSTON – At a time when strong, pro-choice Attorneys General are needed more than ever before, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund today endorsed Andrea Campbell for Massachusetts Attorney General highlighting Campbell’s unwavering commitment to protect and expand reproductive healthcare. The endorsement comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, rolling back decades of progress and precedent on reproductive rights.
“Andrea Campbell has been a champion for reproductive freedom, always centering the voices and experiences of people most impacted by restrictive and discriminatory policies because she’s lived it. Andrea’s deep understanding of the barriers many Planned Parenthood patients face in accessing care and the systemic inequities that must be addressed to build healthy communities set her apart in this race and we are proud to endorse her for Attorney General,” said Dr. Nate Horwitz-Willis, Executive Director of PPAF.
“I’m honored to have earned the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund. Now is not the time to sit back; it’s time to double down on our efforts to protect the right to choose and expand access to reproductive health care,” said Campbell. “Together, we can ensure Massachusetts continues to be a leader. As your next Attorney General, I will use the full power of this office, working with organizations like PPAF, to ensure abortion remains legal and accessible in Massachusetts, protect our providers, intentionally engage marginalized communities and address health care disparities in communities of color, low-income and rural communities.”
Campbell’s commitment to reproductive justice dates back to her time on the Boston City Council, where she was a steadfast advocate calling on the Legislature and Governor to pass the ROE Act to make abortion care and family planning services accessible, affordable, and equitable.
As Attorney General, Campbell will ensure Massachusetts continues to take the lead and fight for reproductive justice by:
Protecting and enforcing provisions of the ROE Act
Expanding the conversation around reproductive justice to intentionally include and uplift disparities in maternal health, especially around Black and brown communities, low-income communities, and rural communities.
Closing the gap on abortion deserts across western and southeastern parts of the state, including for college students.
Exposing Crisis Pregnancy Centers that intentionally provide medically inaccurate and dangerous information to those experiencing pregnancy.
Protecting our providers of essential health care like abortion and gender affirming care, fighting for access to these services for our most vulnerable communities, and ensuring that Massachusetts remains a beacon in the fight for reproductive justice.
Supporting the state’s Common Start Bill (H.605/S.362) and partnering with the Legislature to ensure this critical bill that recognizes childcare as a societal good is passed into law. Andrea believes we cannot stop advocating for reproductive and maternal health once a child is born. Childcare that is accessible, affordable and high-quality significantly impacts the mental and physical health of all women.
Partnering with community organizations and neighborhood health centers to ensure the needs of those in underserved communities are identified and addressed.
Advocating for expanding access to telehealth for more medical services including insurance coverage.