Abortion foes win round in House of Delegates
ANNAPOLIS - Abortion foes in the Maryland General Assembly were successful Wednesday in their second attempt in as many weeks to prevent an expansion of publicly funded abortions in the state.
The House of Delegates voted 70-65 to limit abortion funding in an enhanced health program for cases of rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother. Similar language to place the restrictions in legislation establishing a new health care program for children of working poor families was defeated 63-71 last week.
Among the legislators who changed their votes was Del. J. Anita Stup, R-Washington/Frederick. She voted in favor of the funding-restriction language along with Dels. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, and Louise V. Snodgrass, R-Frederick/Washington.