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State legislative leaders pledge to put abortion rights in Maryland Constitution

While the high court's decision will not immediately impact Maryland -- state law allows abortion and a law passed this year expands access to abortions -- the state's legislative leaders are pledging to further enhance protections by making it part of the state constitution. The measure passed the House this year but was not brought up in the Senate. Abortion became legal in Maryland in 1992. That right would be further protected if it became part of the state constitution. There's local concern that if there is a Republican takeover of Congress, a bill outlawing abortion will pass and supersede Maryland law.

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