Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Maryland needs to be ready for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. 

Support Maryland’s Abortion Care Access Package
[ SB890 | HB937 | HB1171 ]

HB 937 passed the Maryland General Assembly!
Tell Governor Hogan to sign it today!


How will Maryland’s Abortion Care Access Package help? 
The legislation will:

Ensure Maryland has enough abortion providers (HB 937, SB 890).  Abortion access shouldn’t depend on zip code, yet two-thirds of Maryland counties do not have abortion providers.  To expand the provider community, we need to:

  • Update Maryland’s law on the provision of abortion care.  Maryland’s outdated law only allows physicians to provide abortion care.  But other pregnancy care is routinely provided by nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, licensed midwives, and physician assistants. Marylanders should be able to turn to these trusted providers for abortion care, as recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Fourteen other states recognize that these practitioners can provide high-quality and safe abortion care. Maryland is behind the curve.
  • Support clinical education in abortion care. More health care practitioners would offer abortion care if they had ongoing opportunities for training in abortion care. Those opportunities are shrinking, especially for practitioners educated in states like Texas.

Ensure abortion care is covered like any other health care service (HB 937, SB 890).  Abortion access shouldn’t depend on someone’s insurance status. Both private insurance and Medicaid should provide equal abortion coverage without imposing obstacles like cost-sharing and deductible requirements.

Enshrine Marylanders’ right to abortion access in the state constitution (HB 1171).  Maryland has a unique opportunity to solidify its protections for abortion access this year. HB 1171 – Declaration of Rights – Right to Reproductive Liberty would give Marylanders the chance to vote in November to enshrine the right to choose an abortion in the state constitution. Maryland law already guarantees the legal right to the procedure, but having the right in the constitution would not only strengthen this right, it would also make restrictions—which anti-choice legislators introduce every year—more difficult. These bills in tandem will ensure that Marylanders have the right and the access to abortion care, and make it harder for opponents to stand in the way of both the right and the access.

Is Maryland ready for Roe v. Wade to be overturned? The answer is no. 

Abortion access for Marylanders is already limited by provider shortages and poor insurance coverage. It will only get worse after the Supreme Court’s decision in June.  SB 8 in Texas has given us a sobering preview on abortion access after the Dobbs decision.  A month after the SB 8 went into effect, the number of abortions in Texas dropped by 50%.   Individuals who were able to go out-of-state traveled hundreds of miles for services, sometimes even thousands as we have seen individuals from Texas at Planned Parenthood of Maryland.   The states that surround Texas were overwhelmed by requests for abortion care appointments – increasing waiting times for both in-state and out-of-state patients to as long as 19 days in Louisiana , 20 days in New Mexico, and 23 days in Oklahoma. 

Find out how you can support the Abortion Care Access Package

Email Us

This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of required cookies when utilizing our site; this includes necessary cookies that help our site to function (such as remembering your cookie preference settings). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.