Maryland lawmakers pass bill to expand access to abortion
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to expand access to abortion by lifting restrictions that only physicians provide them and by providing equitable insurance coverage.
The Senate gave final passage to a House bill on Tuesday, sending the legislation to Gov. Larry Hogan, whose office did not immediately comment on his position on the bill.
The measure would remove a legal restriction that prevents nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants from providing abortions.
It creates an abortion care training program and requires $3.5 million in state funding annually.
The legislation also aims to provide equitable access to abortion coverage.
GREAT NEWS! The Abortion Care Access Act has passed the House and now the Senate too.— ACLU of Maryland (@ACLU_MD) March 29, 2022
There's one more action left: Ask @GovLarryHogan to sign the bill, because abortion care is health care, and health care is a human right. Use this alert from @PPMaryland https://t.co/HuZvMYcOhL