Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Martin O'Malley (D) is pro-choice.
- The Maryland House is mixed-choice.
- The Maryland Senate is pro-choice.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Maryland allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Maryland law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Maryland prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
Maryland law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Maryland law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Freedom of Choice Act
Maryland has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Maryland provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Maryland provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Other Pro-Choice Law
Maryland law allows redirecting communications between insurers and enrollees to an alternative address to protect a womenas safety.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Maryland law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Maryland restricts post-viability abortion.