Maryland

Maryland’s pro-choice legislature creates a relatively accommodating environment for women needing later term abortion. However, Maryland allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Maryland also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Restrictions: 
Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)

Maryland

Enacted legislation:

Maryland’s pro-choice legislature creates a relatively accommodating environment for women needing later term abortion. However, Maryland allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Maryland also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Pending legislation:

In January 2017, Delegate Barrie S. Ciliberti introduced legislation in the Maryland House that would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. The bill contains narrow health and life exceptions and does not contain exceptions for mental health or pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. It also includes reporting requirements for physicians who perform an abortion in the case of a medical emergency. To view the latest bill status, click here

Restrictions: Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)