Maryland state senators are gearing up to vote on a bill that would ban D&X abortions. The bill, which has been introduced three times by Sen. Larry E. Haines, is supported by seven of the eleven members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) promised to veto the resolution if it passes the Senate, despite effects it may have on his reelection campaign and advised the Senate to “reject” the bill. Glendening said, “I obviously know this whole issue of abortion is very serious and is to be treated with the greatest attention and care. But I also believe in the right of a woman in consultation with her doctor to make the decision.”
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