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USMaryland official urges divesting from Alabama over abortion

20:00  17 may  2019
20:00  17 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Dem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama'

Dem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama' A Democratic Alabama lawmaker called it a sad day for the state after the state Senate approved legislation outlawing abortion, including in cases of rape and incest. "It's a sad day in Alabama; I feel like crying," state Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) said Tuesday. "But I'm going to hold back my tears, because what you just said to my little girl is that it's OK for a man to rape you, and you've got to have his baby if you get pregnant. You just said to my little girl ... you don't matter in the state of Alabama.

ANNAPOLIS, Md . (AP) — Maryland ’s comptroller says he’s urging the state’s pension system to divest itself from Alabama -based companies due to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot said the law was “a malicious assault on

Maryland 's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama -based companies due to the state's Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs most restrictive abortion bill in U.S. into lawThe near-total abortion ban is to go into effect in six months, though legal

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot said the law was "a malicious assault on the rights and protections of women everywhere."

Franchot, a Democrat elected in a statewide vote, is the vice chairman of Maryland's State Retirement and Pension System. He says he's asking the system to undertake a review of all relationships the system has with businesses in Alabama.

He says that will include an inventory of assets that are invested in Alabama-based companies, as well as all investment managers, brokers and consultants that are headquartered, or have regional offices, in the state.

He's also asking that no system employees travel to Alabama.

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