Author: Brielle Ashford (WUSA9)
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Maryland officials announced Wednesday their commitment to protecting a woman's right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.
The announcement comes ahead of the much-anticipated Supreme Court ruling on a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion.
Prince George's County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy along with Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said their respective jurisdictions will be safe spaces for any woman seeking an abortion.
"We're sending the message - not only throughout the state of Maryland, but throughout the country - that State's Attorney Braveboy and State's Attorney Mosby stand for women everywhere," Braveboy said. "This is a basic human right."
In accordance with state law, they said that they will not prosecute any person or health care provider involved in receiving, conducting or facilitating an abortion regardless of any decision announced on the local or federal levels.