Maryland board approves funds for abortion pill stockpile

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved an emergency procurement of more than $1 million to pay for a stockpile of a widely used abortion pill due to legal challenges against the drug’s use.

The Board of Public Works approved the funds on Wednesday to pay for 35,000 doses that would last several years, if necessary. The stockpile, acquired in April, includes 30,000 doses of mifepristone and 5,000 doses of misoprostol. The board is comprised of Gov. Wes Moore, Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Treasurer Dereck Davis.

Moore, a Democrat, noted before the vote that the drug has fallen under “a very unique and distinct attack.”

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