State Rep. Anne Donahue voted against the amendment because she believes the amendment’s language is vague. Donahue pointed to the term “reproductive autonomy.”
“(The term) isn’t actually defined, and is far broader that just those categories – open to very broad future interpretation in ways not imagined or intended currently,” Donahue said in a statement to CNN.
“An obvious, current example would be how it would apply to the reproductive autonomy it would guarantee to a man who wanted to have his child born: would the state be barred from funding the woman’s abortion, as that would deny him his right to reproductive autonomy? But science is also moving forward rapidly in new means of reproduction.” The vague language could lead to multiple different interpretations of the law, she added. (CNN, May 13, 2019)