Abortion - Maryland Catholic Conference



“Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this… It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.” – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium



Maryland has some of the highest abortion rates in the nation due to the permissive language used in our state laws and a lack of regulation.   29,800 abortions were provided in Maryland in 2017, or about 82 per day. *


Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute

*Maryland is one of only three states that do not report any abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so these numbers are only an estimate.

The Maryland Catholic Conference works to foster a culture of life in Maryland by advocating for laws that assist pregnant women in need, ensure safe standards for women’s health and defend the right to life of the unborn.