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News & Updates

How State Educators Are Fighting Back Against Harmful "Abstinence-Only" Programs

Anti-choice politicians are pushing for ineffective “abstinence-only” programs that don't teach how to prevent unintended pregnancy or protect against STIs. Thankfully, some school districts are choosing facts over misinformation and shame.

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Maryland's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

63 percent of Maryland counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
info@prochoicemd.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceMD
Phone: 301.565.4154
Fax: 301.588.5790

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Martin O'Malley (D) is pro-choice.

Legislature

  • The Maryland House is mixed-choice.
  • The Maryland Senate is pro-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Maryland allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Maryland law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Maryland prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Maryland law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Emergency Contraception

Maryland law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Freedom of Choice Act

Maryland has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Maryland provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Maryland provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Maryland law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Maryland restricts post-viability abortion.
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