Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to today’s petition initiative signature deadline:

“Massachusetts voters have long shown that they value justice, freedom, and humanity. Our commitment to these values has—once again—been made clear by the elimination of two proposed ballot initiatives that would impact immigrants’ liberty and make abortion less accessible. As a Commonwealth, we must do all that we can to ensure that immigrants’ rights are protected. We must also fight for a future that safeguards people’s ability to get abortion care—no matter where they live and no matter how much money they make. The full power of the ACLU stands with both fights.”