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Hogan Won’t Grant Comptroller’s Request for Funding Abortion Training

May 6th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won’t grant a request by the state’s comptroller  to immediately make $3.5 million available to pay for training to prepare medical professionals other than physicians to perform abortions when a new law takes effect this summer. Michael Ricci, the spokesman, said in a statement that the Republican governor “firmly believes, as stated in his veto of this partisan measure, that non-licensed physicians should not be performing these medical procedures.”  Comptroller Peter Franchot, the state’s tax collector who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, cited a leaked draft this week of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that suggested the court’s conservative majority is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion. Meanwhile abortion rights rallies have been taking place across the state. Isabel Blalock, is with Planned Parenthood…