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Oct 13, 2022

Abortion opponent files First Amendment lawsuit over Baltimore sign regulations

A Maryland man who seeks to discourage abortions outside a Planned Parenthood in Baltimore is suing over the city's signage rules.

Sep 3, 2020

4th Circuit blocks abortion referral restrictions in Md.

A federal appeals court on Thursday permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors and other medical providers who receive government funding from referring patients for abortion services. In its divided ruling, which applies statewide in Maryland, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the administration “failed to recognize and address [&hell[...]

Jan 15, 2020

Planned Parenthood expanding Annapolis health center

Planned Parenthood has expanded its health center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Jul 24, 2019

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday. […]

Jun 12, 2019

Planned Parenthood launches regional political group

Planned Parenthood says it is launching a regional political advocacy group to help protect abortion rights in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.

Apr 24, 2019

Wen: Md. a leader in protecting Planned Parenthood

Maryland has become a leader in the fight to protect women’s access to reproductive and preventive health care, said Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood and the former Baltimore City health commissioner. “I’m proud to be a Marylander,” she said in an interview. “Our Maryland champions are some of the first out of the gate […]

Apr 5, 2019

Lynn Durbin: Access to family planning services

Our country’s most prestigious medical experts, representing more than 4 million health care providers, have voiced serious concerns over a recently published Trump administration Title X regulation that if implemented would put women at-risk of receiving inferior medical care by lifting a requirement for evidence-based standards of care. In a statement signed by more than 17 […]

Sep 12, 2018

Wen takes helm of Planned Parenthood amid unprecedented challenges

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen has been named the new president of Planned Parenthood. Wen, an emergency room physician by training, has led the city health department since 2015 and has been a leading figure in the fight in Maryland to combat opioid abuse. She takes over the national leadership of an organization […]

May 21, 2018

Md. law would protect state’s Planned Parenthood funding

A Trump administration proposal that would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood nationally would not significantly impact Maryland thanks to a recently passed state law.

Jul 3, 2017

New laws took effect in Maryland on July 1

ANNAPOLIS — New laws that took effect in Maryland include steps to provide funding for Planned Parenthood to mitigate potential federal cuts and require schools to teach about the dangers of opioid addiction. A state tax break for emergency services personnel also went into effect, along with measures aimed at protecting bees and opening the nation’s only […]

Jun 27, 2017

New Md. law to protect Planned Parenthood funding could be in play

If either of the Republican proposals to overhaul the nation’s health insurance rules become enacted, it would lead to an early use of Maryland’s new law providing funding for Planned Parenthood in the federal government’s place. Both the health insurance plan released by Senate Republicans last week and the bill passed by House Republicans last month would defund […]

Nov 30, 2016

Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

NEW YORK — Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion. “We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue […]

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