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The Massachusetts House unanimously approved a bill that will ban the sale of location data for those seeking reproductive health services.

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Bill would ban sale of reproductive and gender affirming care locations gathered from cellphones

The Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill in an effort to protect people seeking access to abortions, reproductive health services and gender-affirming care. To do this the bill bans the sale of location data from cellphones.

The state’s House voted 159-0 on the bill, which now prevents cellphone carriers and data providers from collecting and selling the location information related to reproductive health services and other related care options.

The bill aims to protect patient privacy. It restricts the use of data used to identify individuals seeking reproductive or gender-affirming care within 1,850 feet of a location.

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