Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.
Two bills that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation have been introduced in Maryland this year, adding to the list of states attempting to pass such bans this legislative session.
The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.
A new charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses the retailer of failing to accommodate pregnant workers with temporary disabilities.
Low-income Maryland trans* residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid.
Michael Anthony Peroutka, who is one of the country’s most extreme right-wing candidates with close ties to a national hate group, was elected Tuesday in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County.
The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners found Wednesday that rogue abortion provider Dr. Steven C. Brigham had committed several counts of gross negligence, deception, and official misconduct. Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.
In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that they are terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice. Shortly after, the NFL announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely.
The change came as the result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender employee of the University of Maryland.