Reproductive Freedom for All: “Call Larry Hogan’s Statement What It Is—a Lie” - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

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Reproductive Freedom for All: “Call Larry Hogan’s Statement What It Is—a Lie”

Washington, DC Knowing that his hostility towards abortion is a tremendous liability heading into the general election for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat, Republican Larry Hogan today released a disingenuous statement dubiously claiming he supports “restoring Roe,” though noting he would only do so by “supporting a bipartisan compromise.”

Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“Larry Hogan has vetoed legislation expanding abortion access, refused to say whether he would support protecting IVF, and dismissed the need to protect abortion rights in Maryland. Let’s call his latest statement what it is: a lie. There is only one candidate in this race who will fight tooth and nail to lock the federal right to abortion into law—and that’s Angela Alsobrooks.”

Hogan has already publicly declared that he will fall in line with the Republican Party — a party that has worked relentlessly to end abortion access nationwide — should he win in November. His statement today is nothing more than a blatant attempt to run from his anti-abortion record.

  • As governor, Hogan vetoed a bill that would have expanded abortion access in Maryland.
  • Hogan has previously repeatedly refused to commit to supporting legislation to restore the federal right to abortion nationwide (because spoiler, he won’t).
  • Hogan has repeatedly refused to say whether he would support federal legislation to protect IVF in the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court decision threatening access to it.
  • Hogan calls former Vice President Mike Pence — who has championed his role in ending Roe v. Wade and called for a nationwide abortion ban — a “good friend.”
  • Hogan dismissed the need to protect abortion in Maryland’s state constitution, claiming abortion is just “an emotional issue for women”  and that there is “no threat to the protection of these rights.”


For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.