Revere birth control measure clears obstacle
REVERE, Massachusetts: A proposed ballot question that would ask residents whether or not to proceed with an approved policy that allows students to receive contraceptives cleared a hurdle during the week of September 18, 2009. The policy was approved by Massachusetts General Hospital‘s school-based clinic, where students would be able to receive birth control items such as Plan B, or “the morning after pill”.
During Labor Day Weekend 2009, Magno and supporters gathered signatures in hopes of collecting the required number of 1,875, which represents 8 percent of the city's registered voters. The signatures were approved, clearing a hurdle and all but assuring the measure will be placed on the ballot. The school board has until September 29, 2009 to accept the terms of the referendum, or it will be placed on the November ballot.