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Maryland lawmakers pass bill to expand access to abortion

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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.