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Maryland, other states to follow California in suing over abortion rule

Maryland, other states to follow California in suing over abortion rule

Maryland and several other Democratic-led states announced that they are challenging the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday that the state filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco that aims to block a new family planning rule from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. The rule shifts millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood to faith-based family planning organizations.

Washington, D.C., and 19 states, including Maryland, said they would sue separately in...

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