Maryland voters will be asked to enshrine abortion rights into the state Constitution next year, after the Maryland House of Delegates’ passage of the “Right to Reproductive Freedom Act” on Thursday.Read More
HB705, also known as the Right to Reproductive Freedom, states that every individual “has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom, including but not limited to the ability to make and effectuate decisions to prevent, continue, or end one’s own pregnancy.” It also says that the state cannot “deny, burden, or abridge” this right without a justification by a “compelling state interest achieved by the least restrictive means.”Read More
On his first full day in office, Gov. Wes Moore and Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller announced they’re releasing $3.5 million to expand abortion care training, part of $69 million in funds withheld by his predecessor and released by Moore Thursday.Read More
By ABBY ZIMMARDI AND SHANNON CLARK OWINGS MILLS – Gubernatorial candidates Dan Cox and Wes Moore...Read More
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reverses its own constitutional precedents on rare occasions. Between 1789 to 2020, there were 25,544 Supreme Court opinions and judgments after oral arguments, and the court reversed only 145 times.Read More
This is republished with permission from the Baltimore Post-Examiner. When the U.S. Supreme Court...Read More
A bill that its proponents say would expand abortion access by providing $3.5 million for training of nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to perform the procedure passed the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 28-15. Currently only licensed physicians can perform abortions.Read More
One proposal (HB1171) by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, D-Baltimore County, would amend the state’s constitution to guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion. If approved by the General Assembly, voters would decide the issue in November.Read More
Even if the U.S. Supreme Court reverses precedent and strikes down Roe v. Wade, abortion will remain legal in progressive-leaning states such as Maryland that are likely to choose to continue to allow the procedure, legal analysts confirmed to MarylandReporter.com.Read More
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