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In this issue
Maryland, a “safe state” for abortion, will ramp up its resources in a post-Roe v. Wade landscape. After the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion providers and funders in “safe states” like Maryland, where abortion care is comprehensive and protected by state law, anticipate their own set of challenges.
Sweat trickled down Dan Bythewood’s forehead under the hot July sun. He promised the West Baltimore crowd he would keep his comments short so the 100 or so people who watched—activists, press, residents, and political leaders—could quickly retreat from the heatwave gripping the city. The developer, who is Black, stood behind a podium placed in…