Per the State of Maryland: Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller release the following statements on the General Assembly’s decision to pass legislation to enshrine reproductive rights in Maryland’s constitution:
Governor Wes Moore:
“I’ve been very clear from the beginning that as long as I am the Governor of Maryland, our state will be a safe haven for abortion access. This constitutional amendment will make sure it remains that way, no matter who is in office. Our state is one step closer to ensuring the reproductive rights of future generations of Marylanders are enshrined in the Maryland Constitution. The legislation will now become a referendum for Maryland voters on the 2024 ballot.
I want to thank the Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones for her leadership, and the members of the legislature for their support and vote. Here in Maryland, we will continue to lead the fight to protect reproductive freedom.”
Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller:
“This legislation puts the State of Maryland on a path to making abortion a constitutionally-protected right. It also sends a clear message that here in Maryland, we value choice and freedom. I am grateful to Speaker Jones for her leadership on getting this legislation passed.
Governor Moore and I know that reproductive rights are something we can never take for granted, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Maryland is a welcoming state for individuals to make their own reproductive health care decisions.”