WASHINGTON — As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.

Last month, Maryland became the first state to guarantee funding for its Planned Parenthood clinics should the federal government strip funding, and similar efforts are afoot farther west.

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  • Abortions on demand should be defunded. There are better ways of doing ‘family planning’ than murdering a baby.

    • Abortions ‘on demand’ are not funded by the government. The person getting the procedure is paying the cost, or maybe their private insurance – so what is your objection to people using their own money to get an abortion?? Why do you care so much about other people’s personal choices!? You do not know every woman’s or family’s story, and you probably don’t want to know all the gritty details of why they are making this choice, so why don’t you just mind your own business?

    • A fetus is not a baby. Check the dictionaries. Anyhow, in the year of god 2017 to have a primitive, inquisition-style mentality, is beyond any wild imagination. I bet that you must be a man. Secondly, if you are so wise and knowledgeable on “better ways of doing ‘family planning’ than murdering a baby” why you do not share them to “educate” the rest of people??? The bottom line is that you and nobody else in this whole world have the right to dictate what others must do with their own bodies, their own lives, their own finances, the responsibilities they could undertake in their lives etc.

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