As breast cancer group Komen Maryland quickly approaches the day of its biggest fundraising event, it is facing steep declines in registration and donations that the organization blames on a weak economy and tightening of purse strings.
Respect Life Committee of St. Thomas Aquinas Church will be allowed at Hampdenfest 2012. The group's booth, which has shown models of healthy fetuses in years past, was barred from last year's festival, after complaints that the committee was proselytizing.
A federal appeals court upheld Wednesday a lower court's ruling striking down a 2009 city ordinance that required faith-based pregnancy counseling centers to notify clients that they wouldn't assist them in receiving abortions.
Legislation introduced by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that would try to ensure more equal pay for women will be thrust into the national spotlight in coming days as Democratic leaders push to put the controversial bill to a vote.
Wendy Rosen of Cockeysville, a businesswoman and advocate of the "Made in America" movement, led physician John LaFerla of Chestertown by 126 votes in the 1st Congressional District as of Wednesday, April 4, with all precincts reporting.
Sitting at a table in a school cafeteria in Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold didn't look like a politician under siege as he spoke to residents for hours on a recent evening.
The Cecil County state's attorney's office has dismissed all charges in the murder prosecutions of Nicola Riley and Steven C. Brigham, doctors who were charged under Maryland's fetal homicide laws for performing abortions.
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's president, but at Karen Handel, a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.
By By Yvonne Wenger and Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun