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MDRTL lobbied on the following bills, which may impact the right to life in Maryland. This page will be updated as analyses on newly introduced bills are completed, so please check back regularly to get the latest information.
For a summary of seminal pro-life votes in prior General Assembly sessions, please refer to the right under "Roll Call Votes".
Key MDRTL measures and dangerous threats to the pro-life movement. Below are CURRENT pieces of legislation MDRTL is working on in this year's General Assembly Session.
|Bill Number||Title; lead sponsor(s)||MDRTL position||Current Status|
|OPPOSE: Unless proposed bills are amended to remove access to abortion care,
||The committee hearing for HB787 will be held on 2/15/18 at
|SUPPORT: Defines the term "viable" to begin at 24 weeks gestation, when, there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus's sustained survival outside the womb
||The committee hearing for SB449 will be held on 3/14/18 at
|HB1424||Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
|SUPPORT: Protects unborn children at 20 weeks post-fertilization and after due to substantial evidence indicating they feel pain.||The committee hearing for HB1424 was held on 3/9/18 and is waiting for a vote by the House Health and Government Operations Committee. (Email them directly here) or SEND AN URGENT ACTION ALERT REQUESTING A FAVORABLE REPORT.|
Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act of 2018
|SUPPORT: Prohibits abortions by "dismemberment" which causes the death of an unborn child in a cruel, brutal, and unnecessary manner.||The committee hearing for HB1355 was held on 3/9/18 and is waiting for a vote by the House Health and Government Operations Committee. (Email them directly here) or SEND AN URGENT ACTION ALERT REQUESTING A FAVORABLE REPORT. SB1067 is in the Senate, First Reading Senate Rules. No committee hearing date set.|
Public Health - Abortions Sought by Minors - Parental Consent
|SUPPORT: this bill brings to light how extreme abortion policy is in MD and would be a step in protecting our minor daughters and sons.||The committee hearing for HB1335 was held on 3/9/18 and is waiting for a vote by the House Health and Government Operations Committee. (Email them directly here) or SEND AN URGENT ACTION ALERT REQUESTING A FAVORABLE REPORT.|
Family Law-Child Conceived Without Consent-Termination of Parental Rights (Rape Survivor Family Protection Act)
|SUPPORT: Removes paternity rights from fathers whose child was conceived due to their act of rape.||HB1 and SB2 were signed into law on February 13,