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.”

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.