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"Abortion. Yeah, we do that."

An abortion clinic in Maryland has a new take on what the experience of having an abortion should be like.

Day of Action Across the Country to Stop the Bans

NARAL affiliates held press conferences and delivered petitions to encourage legislators to stop abortion bans.

Grade

Maryland's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

67 percent of Maryland counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
info@prochoicemd.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceMD
Phone: 301.565.4154
Fax: 301.588.5790

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Larry Hogan (R) is mixed-choice.

Legislature

  • The Maryland House is pro-choice.
  • The Maryland Senate is pro-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Maryland allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Maryland law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Maryland prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Emergency Contraception

Maryland law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Freedom of Choice Act

Maryland has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Maryland law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Maryland provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Maryland provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Maryland law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Maryland restricts post-viability abortion.
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