I recently had the opportunity to interview State Senator Michael Hough (R), who is currently serving in his first term as a State Senator representing Frederick and Carroll Counties. Senator Hough volunteered for the Air Force right out of high school, and went on to earn degrees from both the Community College of the Air Force and Towson University. Mr. Hough served in the Maryland House of Delegates prior to being elected to the Maryland State Senate. Senator Hough and his wife have three children.
This interview provided a good opportunity to ask the Senator about the bill that he is sponsoring, known as the Women’s Late-Term Pregnancy Health Act. This legislation would outlaw abortions at or after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for medical emergencies. It also carries with it strict penalties for physicians and facilities that would violate the proposed provisions.