Republican Larry Hogan Doubles Down on Refusing to Oppose Anti-Abortion Rights Judges

Jun 20, 2024

Republican Larry Hogan Doubles Down on Refusing to Oppose Anti-Abortion Rights Judges

Hogan would turn Senate control over to Republicans and help push forward an extreme anti-abortion rights agenda

The Dispatch reported that Trump-endorsed Republican Larry Hogan, who was recruited to run for Senate by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and promises to caucus with Republicans, is doubling down on his refusal to oppose judges who are hostile to abortion rights. In an interview, Hogan said he didn’t “believe” in having tests for judges which would allow Mitch McConnell and his allies to stack the courts. 

Hogan would turn the Senate over to Republicans so they can push forward their extreme agenda, including a nationwide abortion ban and packing the courts with anti-abortion rights judges.

Facts on Hogan’s Anti-Abortion Rights Record:

  • He vetoed measures to expand abortion access. CBS News: Maryland’s GOP Governor Larry Hogan vetoes bill to expand abortion access. “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a measure Friday that would expand access to abortion in the state by ending a restriction that only physicians can provide them and requiring most insurance plans to cover abortion care without cost.”
  • He refused to fund abortion providers in the wake of the Supreme Court’s leaked decision to overturn Roe. Axios: Maryland governor says he won’t release money for abortion training. “Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he will withhold $3.5 million in state funds budgeted to train new abortion providers in the state.”
  • He will not commit to supporting judges who will uphold abortion rights. New York Times: After winning Maryland’s Republican Party nomination, Hogan refuses to commit to opposing judges who would further threaten Marylanders’ reproductive rights. “On Thursday, Mr. Hogan said that he would not… use a judge’s prior rulings or views on abortion as a ‘litmus test’ when deciding whether to confirm nominees.”
  • VIDEO: The day before the Maryland primary, Hogan once again refused to say he would support federal legislation codifying Roe v. Wade.
  • AUDIO: Less than one week before the Maryland primary, Hogan refused to oppose a 15 week abortion ban during an interview with WTOP News.