The right to an abortion has been Maryland law for 30 years. HB705 / SB798 would enshrine abortion access in our state's constitution. Let’s help sexual assault survivors by providing the highest level of legal protection for reproductive freedom in Maryland.
Call now to ask your Delegate & Senator to support HB705 / SB798:
Access to abortion care is vital to survivors
of rape and reproductive coercion
The CDC reports that almost 3 million women in the U.S. experienced Rape-Related Pregnancy (RRP) during their lifetime. 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. Adolescents are more likely to become pregnant as result of rape because they are less likely to be on birth control or to seek emergency contraception following a rape.
Reproductive coercion is a form of intimate partner violence where someone's partner tries to control reproductive decisions by preventing access to or tampering with birth control or forcing sexual intercourse with the intent of causing pregnancy. Of women who were raped by an intimate partner, 30% experienced a form of reproductive coercion by the same partner. These survivors need access to abortion care if they become pregnant and choose not to continue the pregnancy.
Ask the House to support HB705
the Senate to support SB798.
You can find your Delegate and Senator here, along with their contact information.