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Maryland House Members to Support Protecting Abortion Rights

February 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Leading Maryland House members said this week that they will support a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights in the state, as well as other measures to broaden access, because of the possibility that a conservative U.S. Supreme Court could overturn or weaken federal abortion-rights protections. The amendment has the full support of House Speaker Adrienne Jones…

Delegate Jason Buckel, House minority leader, said he did not see a need to create a constitutional amendment to reflect what’s already state law, especially since there have not been Supreme Court rulings that would alter Maryland’s existing laws. He says the effort appears to more “politics and posturing”.