ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – The Maryland General Assembly approved a measure to expand access to abortion by lifting restrictions that only physicians provide them and by providing equitable insurance coverage. The Senate gave final passage to a House bill, sending the legislation to Gov. Larry Hogan, whose office did not immediately comment on his position on the bill. The measure would remove a legal restriction that prevents nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants from providing abortions. It creates an abortion care training program and requires $3.5 million in state funding annually. Also, the Maryland General Assembly approved a measure to ban so-called ghost guns, which don’t have serial numbers. Under the measure, guns made after Oct. 22, 1968, will have to have a serial number on them. A spokesman says the governor will consider the legislation, but calls on lawmakers to take action to hold those who use guns to commit violent crimes accountable.