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Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Wes Moore announced two major investments to improve access to abortion care statewide this week. In addition to the Moore-Miller Administration’s FY 2025 $5 million allocation to increase Medicaid provider reimbursement for abortion care and reproductive services, the Maryland Department of Health has awarded a $10.6 million grant to the University of Maryland, Baltimore, to administer Maryland’s Abortion Care Clinical Training Program. “Access to reproductive health care is a fundamental right,” said Gov. Moore. “Today, we take another big step forward to protect the health, well-being, and rights of Marylanders – and we will keep working together to ensure that Maryland remains a safe haven for reproductive care.” The Moore-Miller Administration’s $5 million investment will support the Maryland Medicaid Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program through grants distributed to family planning service providers. Grant opportunities will be extended to abortion clinic providers statewide, promoting best practices for patient access and strengthening infrastructure needs including information technology and staffing within abortion clinics. The Maryland Department of Health conducted a thorough review of Medicaid abortion rates across the country to inform increased medical and procedural abortion rates for Maryland clinics. “This funding represents a major step toward fortifying reproductive rights with abortion training and […]

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