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What you need to know about the fight for reproductive rights in Maine.

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Roe v. Wade and the power of stories

Feb. 2, 2018 • Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

Part of my job is to talk about why legal and safe access to abortion is important, often with people who fundamentally disagree with me. It can be hard and intimidating, but I see the difference it makes when I go beyond the talking points and make it personal.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

Looking back, looking ahead

Feb. 2, 2018 • Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

2017 was quite a year for all of us and for Planned Parenthood. Against all odds, we have things to celebrate. We also have fights that are just getting started...

Posted by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

The ghost that haunts my family 

Feb. 2, 2018 • Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Cervical cancer is in my genes, and it’s a ghost that haunts my family. I feel like this is the time to tell my story, and how it led me to Planned Parenthood.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

State Gynoticians Introduce Over 400 Abortion Restrictions in First Quarter of 2016

April 15, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The proliferation of extreme, dangerous anti-abortion laws in the states prove yet again why it's so important to put a women's health champion in the White House.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

The 2 Things You Need to Know on Equal Pay Day

April 12, 2016 • PP Blog

Women of Color Bear the Brunt of the Gender Wage Gap... and GOP Presidential Candidates Won't Help

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: The Supreme Court's Biggest Abortion Case in Decades

Feb. 26, 2016 • PP Action Blog

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could redefine abortion access in America. Here's everything you need to know about the case and how you can get involved in the fight to protect abortion access (both in-person and online).

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Add Your Name: Respect the President's Nominee

Feb. 25, 2016

Tell Republican senators pledging to obstruct the process of nominating a new Supreme Court justice to do their job. Demand a timely hearing and a vote for the president's nominee.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Facts on Publicly Funded Family Planning Services: Maine

Feb. 25, 2016 • Guttmacher Institute

Contraception has given people the means to control whether and when to have children, which has great health, social and economic benefits. But major impediments to practicing safe sex and accessing birth control persist.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Northern New England Action Fund

Opinion: LePage Says He is "Pro-Family," But Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Feb. 25, 2016 • CentralMaine.com

Gov. Paul LePage's unwavering opposition to safe, legal abortion has won him the admiration of Maine's anti-abortion groups, while his policies have slashed services to women and children.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Northern New England Action Fund

Press Releases

Six new reproductive health laws take effect Thursday

New laws protect and expand access to sexual & reproductive health care including abortion

Sept. 17, 2019 • Maine

Planned Parenthood Patients, Supporters Decry Gag Rule, Call on Congress to Act

The Trump-Pence administration’s gag rule jeopardizes the care of more than 22,000 Mainers; today, four of them shared their experiences as Planned Parenthood patients and supporters. 

July 30, 2019 • Maine

College students successfully change law to increase access to Emergency Contraception

LD 37 spearheaded by Planned Parenthood student activists at USM to allow the sale of nonprescription drugs in vending machines

June 21, 2019 • Maine

Dirigo: Maine Leads on Reproductive Rights

Maine will have six new laws protecting and expanding access to reproductive and sexual health care including removing barriers to abortion care

June 20, 2019 • Maine

New Maine law guarantees insurance coverage of abortion

LD 820 is the second bill protecting & expanding abortion access in Maine this year

June 13, 2019 • Maine

Bill allowing Advanced Practice Clinicians to provide abortion care is law

Sponsored by Speaker Sara Gideon, LD 1261 will take effect 90 days after legislative adjournment

June 12, 2019 • Maine

Senate Joins House to Pass Governor’s Bill That Will End Outdated Ban on Abortion Care

In a significant step for reproductive rights in Maine, the state Senate today voted 19-16 to end Maine’s outdated law banning qualified and trained nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians (APCs) from providing abortion care.

May 23, 2019 • Maine

House Votes to Pass Governor’s Bill to End Outdated Ban on Abortion Care

LD 1261 Will Allow Nurse Practitioners and Other Qualified Advanced Practice Clinicians to Provide Abortion Care

May 21, 2019 • Maine

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State Attacks on Reproductive Health

Extreme politicians in states across the country have passed record numbers of dangerous, medically unnecessary anti-abortion restrictions — and the attacks aren't slowing down. Know the types of state attacks on women’s health, and how reproductive rights advocates are fighting back.

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