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January 24, 1998|By From staff reports

Health insurance measure for children OK'd in Senate

The Senate unanimously approved yesterday a bill that would guarantee health insurance for thousands of children and pregnant women.

The bill, backed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening, goes to the House of Delegates, where lawmakers are considering a different version of the legislation.

The Senate-passed measure would provide health insurance to children younger than 19 and pregnant women in households with incomes up to about $32,000 for a family of four, which is 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Bill introduced to ban an abortion procedure

A bill to ban a late-term abortion procedure was introduced in the Maryland Senate yesterday.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Larry E. Haines, a Carroll County Republican, is similar to legislation that died last year in House and Senate committees.

Haines said the measure would prohibit the procedure, but critics said it is vaguely drawn and could prevent abortions that are otherwise legal under state law.

Pub Date: 1/24/98

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