The ACLU of Maryland opposes HB 1424, which effectively bans abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and requires physicians to report information regarding abortions performed. The 20-week abortion ban is dangerous to women’s health and unconstitutional The most important reason to oppose HB 1424 is that it endangers women’s health. However, as legal experts and civil liberties advocates, we offer testimony on the ways that this bill violates Maryland law – specifically contradicting Md. Code Ann., Health-Gen. § 20-209 – and the federal Constitution. 


Delegates Ciliberti, Afzali, Aumann, Beitzel, Corderman, Grammer, Hornberger, Impallaria, Jacobs, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, McDonough, McKay, Metzgar, Miele, Otto, Parrott, Rose, Shoemaker, Szeliga, and Wivell


Won: bill did not pass



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