Maryland lawmakers override the governor’s veto of abortion extension
Annapolis, Mo. (AP) – Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto for extending access to abortion in Maryland, which is controlled by Democrats, was overturned by the General Assembly on Saturday.
The state will end restrictions that only doctors can perform abortions. The new law will allow them to train nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants. It creates abortion care training programs and requires निधी 3.5 million in state funding each year. Most insurance plans are also required to cover the cost of abortion.
Dale. Emily Shetty said she supported the measure on the floor of the House as a mother with a high-risk pregnancy. She described the person who survived the sexual assault in college and the difficulties she faced, “with the weight of what happened after that incident.”
“And thankfully, this incident didn’t result in a pregnancy, but it did happen. If I hadn’t taken the care I needed at the time, my life would have changed drastically,” Shetty, a Democrat, said.
Hogan wrote in his veto letter that the law “endangers women’s health and lives by allowing non-physicians to perform abortions.”
The solution comes at a time when the U.S. Conservative majority in Supreme Court Wade is considering whether to overturn the historic 1973 ruling that barred states from legalizing abortion.
If they do, at least 26 states could either ban abortions altogether or impose strict restrictions on access, according to the Gutmacher Institute, a research and policy body that supports abortion rights.
“In this context, it is important for us to keep in mind that the policies used in this Bill will ensure that people have access to the care they need at the time they need it, no matter what happens in the rest of the country.” What matters is what happens in the Supreme Court, “said Dale. Ariana Kelly, a Democrat who was the main sponsor of the bill, said.
Republican lawmakers criticized the provision to allocate $ 3.5 million in annual taxpayers’ money for training. Dale. Haven Schumacher, House Minority Whip, described it as “the most radical extension of abortion in Maryland’s history to a state that already has some liberal abortion laws.”
“Madame Speaker, this bill is extremely extreme, even for Maryland,” said Schumacher, a Republican, referring to Democrat House Speaker Adrian Jones.
Kelly said the measure is a modernization of the state’s electorate’s choice in 1992, when it approved abortion rights in a statewide vote, with 62% voting in favor.
“Ensuring that people can be cared for, especially people of color, especially low-income people, especially rural people,” Kelly said. “We know that physician-restriction alone increases health inequality, and we are working to reduce health inequality in the state of Maryland through this bill.”