Monday night’s leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case continues to reverberate in Maryland politics. The leak, first reported by Politico, suggested that the high court is perilously close to overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that established abortion rights as the law of the land. On Wednesday afternoon, Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot, one of nine Democratic candidates for governor, sent a letter to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), urging him to immediately release $3.5 million in funds that the legislature recommended spending to train abortion care providers as part of the state’s new expanded abortion law.
Md. Dems Pressure Hogan, Seek Political Advantage on Abortion
May 5, 2022