Bishops OK Communion Document, Avoid Direct Rebuff To Biden During Baltimore ConferenceU.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a document on Communion that stops short of calling for withholding the sacrament from politicians such as President Joe Biden who support abortion rights but offers plenty of tacit justification for individual bishops to do so.
During Baltimore Conference, Bishops Deliberate Over Communion Document For Politicians Who Support AbortionU.S. bishops deliberated at their fall meeting in Baltimore on a sensitive document about Holy Communion that emerged amid debates over Catholic politicians' support for abortion.
Maryland AG Frosh Joins Coalition Opposed To Mississippi Abortion LawMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has joined a coalition of his peers urging the Supreme Court to protect a woman's right to choose.
Maryland Attorney General Frosh Offers Support For DOJ Challenge Of Texas Abortion LawMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Wednesday offered his support for the Department of Justice's challenge of the new Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks.
Judge: Women Can Get Abortion Pill Without Doctor Visits During Coronavirus PandemicA federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill.
Trump Abortion Restrictions Go Into Effect ImmediatelyEffective immediately, family planning clinics that are funded by taxpayers must stop referring women for abortions, the Trump administration said Monday.
Planned Parenthood Launches Regional Political GroupPlanned Parenthood says it is launching a regional political advocacy group to help protect abortion rights in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.
US Court Appeals Maryland's Move To Block Abortion ChangesA federal court appealed a Maryland judge's order blocking the implementation of Trump Administration changes to the federal Title X program, which makes family planning services available to low-income individuals for low or no cost
Two-Thirds Of Americans Want To Keep Roe V. Wade As Is, CBS News Poll FindsThe abortion debate intensifies with questions over whether any of the new state-level bans could make it to the Supreme Court.
Marylanders Rally Against New Abortion Laws Passed Across USSeparate rallies throughout the state Tuesday gave a unified message aimed at responding to the wave of new abortion laws recently passed in states across the U.S.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot Urges Divesting From Alabama Over AbortionComptroller Peter Franchot is urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's abortion ban.
Jones Says She'll Likely Push To Protect Abortion RightsMaryland's new House speaker said Thursday she will "most likely" push to protect abortion rights in the state's constitution next year, as her predecessor sought to do this year.
Alabama Just Passed A Near-Total Abortion Ban With No Exceptions For Rape Or IncestThe Alabama State Senate just passed a near-total abortion ban in a 25 to 6 vote. The legislation provides no exceptions for rape or incest.
Alabama Abortion Doctors Could Face Up To 99 Years In Jail In Newly Approved State Abortion BanIf passed into law, the legislation would criminalize abortion, classifying it as a Class A felony in Alabama. That means that a doctor caught performing abortions in the state would face up to 99 years in prison.
Planned Parenthood: States Should Oppose Trump 'Gag Rule'Maryland was the first state to pass a measure that would end participation in the government's Title X program if the rule prohibiting family planning clinics from making abortion referrals takes effect.