: News

Filed Under:

Baltimore City Council to Vote On Abortion, Birth Control Rules

Play associated audio

By Natalie Neumann

The Baltimore City Council is expected to approve a bill to require pregnancy clinics that don't perform abortions or distribute birth control to put up signs saying so.

City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake introduced the legislation after meeting with abortion rights advocates, who say some clinics provide inaccurate information, including claims that abortions are connected to breast cancer and other problems.

But abortion rights opponents say the bill is unnecessary and unfairly targets them.

The Baltimore City Council voted 12 to 3 to move the measure forward and is expected to approve it today. It would then go to the mayor.

The Baltimore Sun reports since Rawlings-Blake introduced the bill last month, a similar proposal has popped up in Montgomery County.

NPR

'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.
WAMU 88.5

Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

NPR

As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?
NPR

An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.