A sense of belonging. A desire for civility. Both seem necessary for a welcoming and respectful society. But what happens when these ideas backfire?
Last week, Maryland became the first state in the country to guarantee that local Planned Parenthood locations will be reimbursed by the state if federal funding is cut. The bill became law after Governor Larry Hogan allowed the deadline to either sign or veto the legislation to pass without action. The law puts Maryland at the forefront of the national debate regarding states rights and public funding for family planning services and abortion. Kojo explores what the newly-passed law protecting Planned Parenthood means for Maryland and the region.
WAMU 88.5 is exploring the local impact of the new administration. Learn more about The Trump Effect.
- Kathleen Dumais Member, Maryland House of Delegates for Montgomery County; @KathleenDumais1
- Ryan Bomberger Founder, The Radiance Foundation; @lifehaspurpose
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