They must now pass the Senate.
Annapolis, Md. (NS) – Two pieces of legislation regarding abortion passed the House of Delegates on Friday.
District 2A Delegate Neil Parrott called WFMD to give his thoughts.
“Two bad bills passed on Friday in the Maryland House of Delegates. HB 937 and HB 1171. 937 is a bill that’s going to take $3.5 million of our taxpayer money, put it into a fund that’s going to train abortionists every single year,” said Parrott.
He added that under this piece of legislation, those trained do not need to be a doctor.
House Bill 11-71 would attempt to legalize abortion, including late-term abortions, in the Maryland State Constitution.
“You know, I’m very hopeful that Roe v. Wade is overturned this coming June in the great case, but even if it is overturned, the abortion decisions go back to the states and Maryland already has the most liberal laws when it comes to abortions anywhere in the country. So, there’s nothing that will change in the state of Maryland regarding abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned,” Parrott explained.
A super majority would be required to remove any part of the Maryland State Constitution.
The bills have passed in the House and now head to the Senate.