Anti-abortion bills on the rise among state legislatures

Republican state legislators across the country are introducing increasingly restrictive anti-abortion bills in the hopes of sending a case through the conservative-majority Supreme Court and possibly overturning Roe v. Wade.  Over 500 abortion restrictions have been introduced in state legislatures…

Surprise! The Equal Rights Amendment is back

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a surprising come-back, with a new campaign to promote its ratification in Virginia.

Gallery: 2018 March for Life in Washington
This slideshow requires JavaScript. WASHINGTON – The March for Life 2018 occurred on the National Mall on Jan. 19. Speakers included President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both via satellite. Julia Lerner is a journalist in the Capital…
Planned Parenthood supporters fight possible funding cuts

Supporters of Planned Parenthood joined with state democratic lawmakers to urge the General Assembly to approve legislation that would continue funding for health care services if the federal government cuts back its support for Planned Parenthood.

At Women’s March, Marylanders say they want Trump to heed them

WASHINGTON – As Olivia Brant marched through Washington, she thought of her diploma from the University of Maryland, her three years living in New Orleans, her opportunity to attend graduate school – all possible, she said, because she had an…

Maryland’s Democrats vow Planned Parenthood fight

WASHINGTON  — Baltimore resident Annie Sageng relied on Planned Parenthood for many different reasons while growing up. RELATED STORY: Planned Parenthood Hands Out Anti-Trump Condoms In high school, she drove her friends there to pick up birth control and pregnancy…

ABORTION RALLY: SCOTUS hearing on abortion brings out opponents and supporters

As the remaining eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law which imposes restrictions on the state’s abortion providers, supporters and opponents made their voices heard outside the court.

O’Malley Unveils Healthcare Plan, Aims for 95 Percent Coverage

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his healthcare plan Tuesday, aiming to improve on the Affordable Care Act and expand health coverage.

Cummings, GOP Tangle Over Planned Parenthood Spending

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, on Tuesday warned that banning federal funds for Planned Parenthood would cut off vital health care services for low-income Maryland women.

Pope Francis Asks Americans to Aid the Poor, Save the Planet

The pope’s speech, which had been widely expected to wade into political territory, subtly touched on issues of immigration, climate change, abortion and marriage, weaving them into a narrative about securing a more peaceful and just future.