State Roundup: Abortion clients seek out Maryland clinics; Mosby trial in March

State Roundup: Abortion clients seek out Maryland clinics; Mosby trial in March

Dr. LeRoy Carhart, the medical director for CARE, is working six days a week instead of his normal four because of the increase of out-of-state patients. (Abby Zimmardi/)Capital News Service}

MARYLAND ABORTION PROVIDERS BECOME HAVEN FOR OUT-OF-STATE CLIENTS: Off Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, just south of Interstate 270 and not far from where abortion opponents are known to stand in the median and protest, is one of few abortion clinics in the U.S. that offers abortions in the latter stages of pregnancy, and has seen a spike in patients. Abortion providers in Maryland report they are seeing the impact of the reversal of Roe v. Wade as increasing numbers of out-of-state patients and even staff members from closed healthcare facilities make their way to their doors. Abby Zimmardi/Capital News Service in Maryland Reporter

MOSBY’S TRIAL DELAY MEANS LONGER TIME IN OFFICE: The federal trial of outgoing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has been pushed back to late March, with jury selection beginning March 23 instead of the originally scheduled date this week. Justin Fenton/Baltimore Banner

  • The delay of Mosby’s federal perjury and mortgage fraud trial means that Mosby, who lost her bid for a third term as Baltimore’s top prosecutor in the July primary, will be able to fill out the final four months of her job, which translates into about $75,000 in income. Fern Shen/Baltimore Brew
  • Some experts are questioning the timing of Mosby’s announcement to file for a new trial for the convicted man featured in the podcast Serial, Adnan Syed. The timing is being questioned because Mosby is facing four federal charges and the trial remains in the headlines. Mikenzie Frost/WBFF

JUDGE TO FOLLOW SEALING RULES AFTER LETTERS FROM THE PRESS: The judge overseeing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s criminal case has vacated her previous orders sealing documents from public view after a group of news organizations wrote letters objecting to the practice. Madeiline O’Neill/The Daily Record

KELLYANNE CONWAY TO SPEAK IN MD: Former adviser to President Donald Trump and conservative pundit Kellyanne Conway will headline an annual fundraising event for the Maryland Republican Party next week. Sam Janesch/Baltimore Sun

COX FILES MOTION OBJECTING TO EARLY MAIL-IN VOTE COUNT: Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox said Thursday he was intervening in Maryland election officials’ legal effort to count mail-in ballots early in the upcoming November election — a move that election workers and observers have pushed for, but one that Cox claims would break state law. Sam Janesch/Baltimore Sun

COX PIVOTING MESSAGING AS MORE IN THE MIDDLE: Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox cast himself on Wednesday as a candidate with a “middle-temperament approach,” willing to work across the aisle to improve the lives of families and children. It’s a pivot away from his hard-line stances on abortion, his ties to former president Donald Trump and his denial of the 2020 presidential election results. Ovetta Wiggins/Washington Post

VASTLY DIFFERENT IDEAS FOR SCHOOLS PROPOSED IN GOVERNOR’S RACE: The two nominees for governor are competing with vastly different education platforms in a state that’s home to more than 882,000 public school students. Here’s a look at their education ideas and comments. Lillian Reed/Baltimore Sun

FOSTER CHILDREN LIVING IN OFFICE BUILDING, HOTELS: Foster children are living in hotels around the state and spending nights at a commercial office building in downtown Baltimore when no other options are available, a failure of the state agency overseeing local social services departments, according to those who represent and care for the kids. Hallie Miller and Liz Bowie/Baltimore Banner

CHALLENGERS SAY INCUMBENT U.S. REPS AFRAID TO DEBATE: Congressional challengers said Thursday they’re having a difficult time getting their opponents to debate, from the Eastern Shore-based 1st District to Central Maryland’s 3rd District. Bruce DePuyt/Maryland Matters

BALTIMORE ADMITS PROBLEMS IN E. coli HANDLING: Public works and city officials admitted missteps Thursday in their response to the recent E. coli scare in West Baltimore, acknowledging room for improvement in their emergency approach and communication to residents as ‘disgusted’ council members complained. Adam Willis/Baltimore Banner

AMTRAK RESUMES SERVICE AFTER DEAL REACHED TO STOP RAIL STRIKE: Passenger rail systems in the Washington region and across the country dodged a crisis Thursday as the White House announced a tentative agreement to avert a rail strike that had threatened to disrupt travel nationwide. Luz Lazo, Ian Duncan and Natalie Compton/The Washington Post

CUMMINGS PORTRAIT UNVEILED IN MOVING CEREMONY: A portrait by Baltimore artist Jerrell Gibbs of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings now hangs in the Washington D.C. room of the committee he chaired, the U.S. House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. “We remember a giant. A giant in American history. A giant not [only] for the Democrats or Republicans, but a giant for our country. A giant for our children,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. William Ford/Maryland Matters

About The Author

Meg Tully

Contributing Editor Meg Tully has been covering Maryland politics for more than five years. She has worked for The Frederick News-Post, where she reported during the General Assembly session in Annapolis. She has also worked for The (Hanover) Evening Sun and interned at Baltimore Magazine. Meg has won awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for her state and county writing, and a Keystone Press Award for feature writing from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you have additional questions or comments contact Meg at:

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