On Friday, March 13, there will be several bills heard in the House Health and Government Operations Committee concerning the protection of women and the unborn.
The Maryland Catholic Conference will be offering testimony in support of these bills and we encourage each of you to contact your Delegates and urge them to support these bills.
Please take a moment right now and send your lawmakers a message. Click the button below to write to them today!
Below you will find a list of the bills that will be heard in committee on the 13th and a link to watch Friday’s hearing.
HB 53 – Public Health – Contraceptive Devices – Minors
HB 734 – Human Fetal Tissue – Prohibition
HB 793 – Public Health – Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act
HB 1162 – Health – Abortions – Reporting Requirements
HB 1179 – Public Health – Unborn Human Beings and Infants (Humane Disposition of Human Remains Act)
HB 1227 – Abortion – Ultrasound Requirement
HB 1321 – Health – Abortion – Ultrasound and Waiting Period
CLICK HERE to watch the hearing on Friday.
Thank you for speaking up in defense of life!
This week, Maryland's Senate Budget & Taxation Committee will vote on the BOOST Scholarship program for the coming fiscal year. The House Appropriations Committee will vote on the issue very soon.
Unfortunately, there are some legislators in the Maryland General Assembly who do not support BOOST and want to see its funding cut, if not eliminated entirely.
The Committees will vote on whether to maintain the program, as well as the funding, which is proposed at $10 million for next school year.
We ask that you please take a few minutes right now to send a message to the legislators who serve on these committees, asking their support of BOOST and to provide the $10 million that BOOST families deserve.
Click the button below to take action right now!
BOOST students are thriving in school, the achievement gap is closing, and families who would not otherwise be able to afford to send their child to a Catholic or other nonpublic school are able to use BOOST to provide their children with the education that best fits their needs.
Sadly, we know that if funding for BOOST is cut, students who are thriving thanks to BOOST could lose their scholarships. So we are asking you to take the time to send a message to these legislators today and ask them to vote for $10 million for BOOST.
Thank you for being a voice for the thousands of BOOST recipients and for taking the time today to ask Maryland lawmakers to provide more funding to this vital program so even more families can take part.