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Maryland House Denies Expansion of State-Funded Abortions

The Maryland House of Representatives voted 70 to 65 to allow the state-funded procedure only in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. Currently, abortions to protect a woman’s mental health can be state-funded.

The bill must pass before the Senate before it can become law. Senate legislators have vowed to reject the new restriction.

The proposed state funds would grant $29 million to expand health coverage to children and pregnant women who have incomes that are up to twice the poverty level.

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Washington Post - March 26, 1998