Montgomery County State’s Attorney Announces Noncooperative Policy to Protect Reproductive Rights

Jul 06th, 2022

The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office pledged to protect the reproductive rights of all women. Elected State's Attorney John McCarthy stated that his office "will not participate in the extradition of any woman who travels to Maryland as a safe haven in order to obtain an abortion, nor cooperate with any investigative efforts to identify providers." 

This policy is vital for survivors seeking abortion, and for the rape crisis centers, advocates, health care providers, and others helping women access abortion care. 

Abortion is still legal in Maryland. Access to abortion care is vital to survivors of rape and reproductive coercion. The Supreme Court's overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision hurts sexual assault survivors, women, and all pregnant people by depriving them of fundamental rights.

MCASA applauds Montgomery County's State's Attorney Office for supporting survivors.
We encourage all State's Attorneys in Maryland to take similar action to protect survivors. 

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