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File #: 22-0110R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City as an Abortion Rights Protection Jurisdiction
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/13/2022 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City as an Abortion Rights Protection Jurisdiction For the purpose of requesting that the City Solicitor and representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department appear before the City Council to evaluate if Baltimore City is prepared for an influx of patients seeking to terminate a pregnancy, to identify current barriers to accessing abortion healthcare services, to identify disparities in the ability to access abortion healthcare, specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and for marginalized racial and ethnic groups, to identify safety concerns abortion healthcare providers have in the present political environment and explore how to address these concerns, and to specify how the recently-passed State Abortion Care Access Act will affect abortion healthcare services in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton, Phylicia Porter, President Nicholas J. Mosby, Zeke Cohen, Odette Ramos, Ryan Dorsey, James Torrence, John T. Bullock, Eric T. Costello, Kristerfer Burnett, Mark Conway, Robert Stokes, Sr., Danielle N. McCray, Antonio Glover
Indexes: Abortion Rights, Baltimore City, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 22-0110r~1st Reader, 2. LAW 22-0110R, 3. Hopkins Testimony - 22-0110R Abortion Rights Jurisdiction, 4. BHCD 22-0110R, 5. NIRH Testimony - 22-0110R, 6. Synopsis 22-0110R, 7. Hearing Agenda 22-0110R, 8. Hearing Minutes 22-0110R, 9. Hearing Notes 22-0110R, 10. Hearing Agenda 22-0110R Aug 24 2022, 11. 22-0110R BCHD Presentation 8.24.22, 12. HET Hearing Notes 22-0110R Aug 24 2022, 13. Hearing Minutes 22-0110R Aug 24 2022
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City as an Abortion Rights Protection Jurisdiction
For the purpose of requesting that the City Solicitor and representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department appear before the City Council to evaluate if Baltimore City is prepared for an influx of patients seeking to terminate a pregnancy, to identify current barriers to accessing abortion healthcare services, to identify disparities in the ability to access abortion healthcare, specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and for marginalized racial and ethnic groups, to identify safety concerns abortion healthcare providers have in the present political environment and explore how to address these concerns, and to specify how the recently-passed State Abortion Care Access Act will affect abortion healthcare services in Baltimore City.
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Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council requests that the City Solicitor and representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department appear before the City Council to evaluate if Baltimore City is prepared for an influx of patients seeking to terminate a pregnancy, to identify current barriers to accessing abortion healthcare services, to identify disparities in the ability to access abortion healthcare, specifically for the lesbia...

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