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Abortion-Related Law Takes Effect in Maryland

July 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland law that took effect Friday enables nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants who receive special training to perform abortions, as some states seek to expand access to the procedure after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Medical professionals other than physicians with the training  can now provide abortions , though it's unclear how many will immediately be eligible. The Maryland law was passed partly in anticipation that the Supreme Court would strike down Roe and to increase access in rural parts of the state that don't have providers.  House Speaker Adrienne Jones explained her support of the new Maryland law…