Calls Needed: Protect the Privacy of Survivors’  Health Records

Mar 12th, 2023

Ask the Health & Government Operations Committee to vote favorably on HB 812

HB 812 will prevent abortion medical records from being shared with a patient's other health care providers without the explicit consent of the patient. Access to abortion care and medical privacy are vital to survivors of rape. 

The CDC reports that almost 3 million women in the U.S. experienced Rape-Related Pregnancy (RRP) during their lifetime. A three year longitudinal study of rape-related pregnancy in the U.S., published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1996, vol. 175, pp. 320-325) found that 5% of rape victims of reproductive age (age 12-45) became pregnant as a result of rape, with the majority of pregnancies in adolescents.  Of these, half terminated the pregnancy.   
These survivors need to be able to speak with health care providers and obtain abortion care without the risk of their medical histories being exposed. 

Call now to ask members of the Health & Government Operations Committee
to support HB 812
to protect healthcare providers, sexual assault survivors, and all individuals seeking abortion care.


Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Chair (District 21, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
E-mail: [email protected]

Bonnie Cullison (District 19, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3883 | 301-858-3883
E-mail: [email protected]

Anne Arundel County
Heather Bagnall (District 33C, Anne Arundel County)
Phone: 410-841-3406 | 301-858-3406
[email protected]

Brian Chisholm (District 31, Anne Arundel County)
Phone: 410-841-3206 | 301-858-3206
[email protected]

Nicholaus R. Kipke (District 31, Anne Arundel County)
Phone: 410-841-3421 | 301-858-3421
[email protected]

Baltimore City
Robbyn Lewis (District 46, Baltimore City)
Phone: 410-841-3772 | 301-858-3772
[email protected]

Samuel I. Rosenberg (District 41, Baltimore City)
Phone: 410-841-3297 | 301-858-3297
[email protected]

Baltimore County
Harry Bhandari (District 8, Baltimore County)
Phone: 410-841-3526 | 301-858-3526
E-mail: [email protected]

Kathy Szeliga (District 7A, Baltimore County)
Phone: 410-841-3698 | 301-858-3698
E-mail: [email protected]

Jennifer White (District 10, Baltimore County)
Phone: 410-841-3744 | 301-858-3744
E-mail: [email protected]

Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico Counties
Tom Hutchinson (District 37B, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3582 | 301-858-3582
E-mail: [email protected]

Cecil & Harford Counties
Teresa E. Reilly (District 35A, Cecil and Harford Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3278 | 301-858-3278
E-mail: [email protected]

Frederick County
Kenneth Kerr (District 3, Frederick County)
Phone: 410-841-3240 | 301-858-3240
[email protected]

Harford County
Steve Johnson (District 34A, Harford County)
Phone: 410-841-3280 | 301-858-3280
E-mail: [email protected]

Howard County
Pam Lanman Guzzone (District 13, Howard County)
Phone: 410-841-3083 | 301-858-3083
E-mail: [email protected]

Terri L. Hill (District 12A, Howard County)
Phone: 410-841-3378 | 301-858-3378
E-mail: [email protected]

Montgomery County
Anne R. Kaiser (District 14, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3036 | 301-858-3036
E-mail: [email protected]

Lesley J. Lopez (District 39, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3021 | 301-858-3021
E-mail: [email protected]

Prince George's County
Tiffany T. Alston (District 24, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3139 | 301-858-3139
E-mail: [email protected]

Ashanti Martinez (District 22, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3652 | 301-858-3652
E-mail: [email protected]

Deni Taveras (District 47B, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3101 | 301-858-3101
E-mail: [email protected]

Jamila J. Woods (District 26, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3544 | 301-858-3544
E-mail: [email protected]

St. Mary's County
Matthew Morgan (District 29A, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3170 | 301-858-3170
E-mail: [email protected]

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