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Health and Safety at Risk

While the term “Reproductive Freedom” is vague, abortion already is legal through birth for any reason in Maryland. The amendment is not about "restoring rights under Roe v. Wade" because Maryland abortion law has been more liberal than Roe since 1991.

In fact, there is no law in Maryland that prohibits a woman from obtaining an abortion in the case of rape or incest, nor from getting medical intervention in the case of medical emergencies like ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.​

But abortion is no longer a matter between a woman and her doctor. The state now allows anyone to become certified to perform abortions, dangerously reducing the medical standard of care and putting women's health in jeopardy.

This amendment would invalidate existing health and safety laws that protect women and girls seeking abortion, like basic cleanliness regulations for abortion clinics. It would deprive women their right to give informed consent, and prevent parental notification for minors for both abortion and gender transition procedures. 

Instead of protecting women and children from medical negligence and coercion, the amendment will shield negligent health practitioners and enable sexual abusers and traffickers to cover their crimes.  

This amendment would forever bar future attempts by our elected representatives to enact protective policies to restrict painful late term, partial birth, dismemberment abortions or to limit public funding for these inhumane practices.

The amendment would deny pregnant women access to lifesaving choices and quality reproductive care.

In states where similar policies have been enacted, physicians who help women choose life for their children are being falsely accused of discrimination and threatened with professional misconduct and revocation of licenses. This amendment would result in fewer obstetricians practicing in Maryland and would limit women's reproductive choices.​

The so-called "Reproductive Freedom" goes too far, and puts women and children at risk.


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