HOGAN VETO ON ABORTION ACCESS SHUT DOWN

Maryland’s Democratic-lead legislature is overriding Governor’s Larry Hogan veto on abortion access expansion in the state.  The Republican governor’s veto was shot down in a 90 to 46 vote by the state Senate and a 29 to 15 vote by the House.  The new law allows other medical providers besides physicians, like nurse practitioners, to perform abortions.  In a letter announcing his veto, Hogan said the bill would “set back standards for women’s health care and safety” since allowing other medical professionals to perform abortions “risks lowering the high standard of reproductive health care services received by women in Maryland.”