Md. lawmakers vote to protect Planned Parenthood if feds yank funding

The Maryland General Assembly is making good on its promise to fund Planned Parenthood even if the federal government doesn’t.

A bill is now headed to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk after the Trump Administration triggered a call to arms from Maryland Democrats. It provides nearly $3 million to the healthcare nonprofit should federal funds be cut.

Defense of Planned Parenthood was a key element in the Women’s March in January. It triggered a call to arms from Maryland Democrats.

“The State is going to stand up to Donald Trump, I promise you that,” said Democratic Speaker of House of Delegates Mike Busch.

The General Assembly finalized its bill Tuesday.