Maryland 24-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 1151)
This law was last updated on Apr 15, 2019
HB 1151 would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a pregnant person before 24 hours have elapsed since the pregnant person requested the physician to perform the abortion.
The mandatory 24-hour waiting period would not be required if two physicians with privileges at a state hospital certify in writing that the pregnant person’s life is in danger.
2/8/19 – Introduced; referred to House Health and Government Operations Committee.