Larry Hogan backs federal abortion protections amid battle for Maryland Senate seat

Larry Hogan backs federal abortion protections amid battle for Maryland Senate seat


Republican Larry Hogan on Thursday revealed he would support codifying abortion rights into federal law, a move seemingly aimed at blunting Democratic accusations that the Maryland Senate candidate could give the GOP the power to pass a federal abortion ban.

Hogan called himself “pro-choice” in an interview with the New York Times, marking a stark departure from his previous position of deflecting on proposals to protect the procedure while opposing laws that restrict it.

“I support restoring Roe as the law of the land,” the former two-term governor said, a reference to federal abortion rights under Roe v. Wade that were overturned last year. “I’ll continue to protect the rights of women to make their own reproductive choices just like I did as governor for

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