Healey: Mass. Plans Changes to ‘Buffer Zone’ Law

Attorney General Maura Healey during an earlier appearance at WHAV. (WHAV News photograph.)

Maura Healey, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts attorney general, says the U.S. Supreme Court did not understand the state’s buffer law surrounding women’s health clinics.

Healey, who recently left as assistant attorney general, spoke on WHAV’s Open Mike Show last night. She said the court’s action striking down the law harms women.

Legislators plan to craft a new law to meet restrictions placed by the Supreme Court, she says.

Healey joined the attorney general’s office in 2007 and won the Commonwealth’s landmark challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the nation’s first lawsuit striking down the law that discriminated against same-sex married couples.