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Baltimore City Council to Vote On Abortion, Birth Control Rules

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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.

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