Ben Jealous on Abortion
Supports legislation protecting Planned Parenthood funding
Ben Jealous released the following statement in reaction to Larry Hogan's refusal to take a position on Donald Trump's potential selection of a Supreme Court Justice and called on Hogan to ensure Maryland's reproductive healthcare laws remain unchanged
regardless of what happens at the federal level. Jealous also criticized Hogan's troubling record on reproductive health throughout his career, including refusing to sign legislation that would protect Planned Parenthood funding and prior advocacy for
banning abortions even in cases of rape or incest.
Jealous said, "Hogan needs to publicly affirm that he will not take any action to undermine Maryland's law protecting a woman's right to choose. Given Hogan refused to sign legislation
protecting Planned Parenthood funding, and his prior advocacy to ban abortions even in cases of rape or incest, we have every reason to be concerned about his commitment to protecting our current laws."
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial website BenJealous.com
, Jul 3, 2018
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