Maryland House Denies Expansion of State-Funded Abortions
The Maryland House of Representatives voted 70 to 65 to allow the state-funded procedure only in cases of rape, incest or when the motherís life is in danger. Currently, abortions to protect a woman's mental health can be state-funded.
The bill must pass before the Senate before it can become law. Senate legislators have vowed to reject the new restriction.
The proposed state funds would grant $29 million to expand health coverage to children and pregnant women who have incomes that are up to twice the poverty level.