Ensuring privacy in the mailbox

January 25, 2015 | The Boston Globe

“We’re not seeing the full benefits of universal coverage because patients are afraid to use their insurance,” said president Marty Walz. We’re not seeing the full benefits of the Affordable Care Act either, which allows those under 26 to stay on parents’ plans.

Women’s clinics regroup on safety after court ruling

June 26, 2014 | MSNBC

Marty Walz, president of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, talks with Rachel Maddow about how abortion clinics will ensure the safety of their patients from anti-choice protesters now that the Supreme Court struck down the state’s buffer zone law.

Court Rejects Zone to Buffer Abortion Clinic

June 26, 2014 | The New York Times

“By striking down the buffer zone today, the Supreme Court has taken away an essential measure to protect public safety and health care access in our state,” [Walz] said. “The opinion raises the question of whether the buffer zone at the Supreme Court is in fact constitutional.”

Supreme Court Considers Legality Of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

January 14, 2014 | NPR Morning Edition

There’s even a buffer zone around the Supreme Court,” Walz points out. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court does ban all demonstrations, vigils, picketing and speech-making on its 252-by-98-foot plaza, allowing demonstrations only on the adjacent public sidewalk.

Too quiet on sex ed

October 9, 2013 | The Boston Globe

“When the city’s high-school dropout rate is more than double the statewide average and teen parenting is a leading reason for dropping out, it’s deeply concerning that no mayoral candidate has a platform that prioritizes comprehensive sexuality education,” says Walz.

Marty Walz a loss on Beacon Hill

February 7, 2013 | The Boston Globe

Marty Walz delivered her final address in the House chamber Wednesday. She’s leaving to ­become chief executive of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

Don’t quit on dropouts

September 24, 2011 | The Boston Globe

The state legislation, proposed by Representative Martha Walz, a Back Bay Democrat, is far more comprehensive. It calls for raising the dropout age gradually to allow school districts to develop strategies for teaching kids who have given up on traditional classrooms.

Editorial: For Mass., reform bears fruit

August 26, 2010 | The Boston Globe

It was a tough fight, indeed, and the many proponents — of whom Governor Patrick, Secretary of Education Paul Reville, and the two chairs of the legislative committees, state Representative Martha Walz and state Senator Robert O’Leary, were only the most visible — deserve credit.