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Maryland Overrides Hogan Veto, Allows Abortions by Non-Doctors

April 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Two weeks ago, Maryland became the 15th US state to allow health professionals other than doctors to carry out abortions, as part of a bill expanding access to reproductive rights for women.  Under the new law, midwives, senior nurses and trained doctor’s assistants will be authorized to perform medical abortions from 1 July.  The bill was vetoed by the Republican governor, Larry Hogan, but approved with substantial majorities in the state house and senate. All four members of the local legislative delegation: Senator Edwards and delegates Beitzel, Buckel and McKay strongly opposed the bill- however it had the full backing and sponsorship of House Speaker Adrienne Jones…