MARYLAND: Double Victory For Feminists

MARYLAND: Double Victory For Feminists

After a year of debate, Maryland Governor William D. Schaefer signed a bill last week that would protect a woman's right to have an abortion should the Supreme Court ever reverse its 1973 decision guaranteeing that right nationwide. The law allows abortion without restrictions up to the time a fetus is able to survive outside the womb; after that, an abortion can be performed only to protect a woman's health or when a fetus is deformed. While pro-choice advocates acclaimed the new law, antiabortion groups attacked it. "It will become the most liberal, the most extreme abortion law in the entire...

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