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April 20, 2022

Maryland Lawmakers Override Veto of Pro-Abortion Bill

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On April 9, Maryland lawmakers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill allowing non-physicians to commit abortions.

Gov. Hogan vetoed the bill, titled the "Abortion Care Access Act" on April 8. In a statement, he said that the legislation “endangers the health and lives of women by allowing non-physicians to perform abortions.” Unfortunately, the pro-abortion majority in the Maryland General Assembly was able to quickly override that veto.

The people allowed to commit abortions under the new law include nurse practitioners, midwives, and physician assistants. The law also requires state Medicaid providers and private insurance companies to pay for abortions without deductibles or co-pays. The law does allow for religious exemptions. Further, the law creates an abortion worker training program that will cost $3.5 million annually.