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Abortion

The Supreme Court legalized abortion with its decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973, and anti-choice groups have been attacking the right to choose ever since. Their ultimate goal is to outlaw abortion again.
 
While is it critical to promote policies that help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion, like better access to birth control and comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland also fights to protect the right to safe, legal abortion.

The battle over choice

In 1973, the Supreme Court guaranteed American women the right to choose abortion with the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade. In Roe, the Court issued a compromise between the state’s ability to restrict abortion and a woman’s right to choose.

Since that time, the anti-choice movement has worked furiously to chip away at choice, with the ultimate goal of overturning the decision altogether. These are some of the battles currently being fought across the country:

Choice in Maryland

The good news is that Maryland is a pro-choice state! We get an "A” from NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Who Decides? and have several laws on the books to protect reproductive freedom. The bad news is that anti-choice forces are not deterred and work diligently to restrict access to reproductive health care. From so-called crisis pregnancy centers to clinic harassment, the anti-choice presence in our community cannot be denied. As the pro-choice majority, we must continue to protect choice and push for positive, pro-choice policies.
 
 
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