Women Leaders Across Maryland: “We Know Larry Hogan’s Real Anti-Abortion Record”

May 22, 2024

Current and former state legislators blast Hogan for his anti-choice record


Women leaders from across Maryland are blasting lifelong Republican Larry Hogan for calling himself “pro-choice” despite his well-documented and extensive record opposing abortion rights, including his harmful 2022 veto of legislation to expand abortion access in Maryland.

Below are statements released today from real pro-choice leaders who served in the state legislature when Hogan vetoed legislation to expand abortion access in the Free State:

“I know Republican Larry Hogan, because I’ve stood up to him when it comes to defending a woman’s right to choose and a woman’s right to privacy to make her own health care decisions,” said Maryland Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller. “The truth is that both before and during his time as governor, Hogan repeatedly sought to restrict abortion access in Maryland. I know Maryland, and I know we will hold him accountable for his record in November 2024.”

“Given his record as Governor, it’s insulting that Republican Larry Hogan thinks he can now convince voters that he supports protecting abortion rights,” said Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones. “Hogan refused to sign legislation to protect abortion clinic funding from the Trump administration and right before Roe v. Wade was overturned, Hogan vetoed a bill to expand abortion access in Maryland and refused to release funding to increase the number of abortion providers in the State. He can’t be trusted on this issue.”

“Marylanders remember when – just two short years ago – Republican Larry Hogan vetoed legislation to expand abortion access in our state,” said Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman. “We stopped him then and we’ll stop him again. Marylanders know that a vote for Larry Hogan will turn the U.S. Senate over to Republicans who want to pass a nationwide abortion ban.”

Facts on Hogan’s Anti-Choice Record:

  • He refused to fund abortion providers. 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 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 refuses to support 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.

  • VIDEO: Hogan refused to say he would support federal legislation “guaranteeing the right to abortion” in a March 2024 interview with WJLA.

  • VIDEO: Hogan refused to explain why he vetoed legislation to expand abortion access in Maryland during a February 2024 interview with WBFF Fox 5 Baltimore.

  • VIDEO: Hogan opposed Maryland’s 2024 ballot measure protecting abortion access for women, saying it “wasn’t really necessary” and that abortion is “an emotional issue for women” during a February 2024 interview with CNN.