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Leaders in Augusta will determine the future of reproductive freedom and abortion rights

(Portland, MAINE) Today, the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC announced endorsements for state legislative races for more than 140 candidates with strong pro reproductive rights and freedoms positions.

The dangerous and chilling Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has put abortion rights and sexual and reproductive healthcare at the center of this year’s midterm elections and candidates are eager to make their positions clear to voters. Voters want candidates who will stand up for safe, legal abortion and protect Maine laws, not repeal them. In the weeks since the release of Dobbs, more than 2500 Mainers have signed up to volunteer.

Statement from Nicole Clegg, Chair of Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC:

“Anyone who tells you that voters don’t care about reproductive freedom and legal abortion is deeply disconnected from Mainers’ lives.  Everyone is touched by this issue directly or indirectly through a member of the family, friend, or neighbor and they do not want politicians involved in their decisions about pregnancy.”

“The simple reality is that access to reproductive health care including abortion is on the ballot this November. As we saw last week in Kansas, voters across the political spectrum want our basic rights protected and understand that who is in charge in Augusta will determine the future of our freedoms.”

Current Maine law protects access to abortion, requires public and private insurance coverage for the full range of pregnancy care including abortion, and allows trained qualified clinicians including nurse practitioners to offer abortion to their patients. While these laws are supported by strong majority of Maine voters, they are all subject to repeal.

Last year anti-abortion legislators introduced an unprecedented number of bills attacking abortion care in Maine. A majority of legislators supportive of access to abortion, the House and Senate defeated all of the bills, but the makeup of the legislature could change with this election -- giving anti-abortion politicians in Maine another chance to restrict or ban abortion as fourteen states including Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, Kentucky, and Florida have already done.

A full list of endorsements is below, and you can view candidate photos and additional information about state senate endorsements and state house endorsements here on Facebook. 

Don't forget- voters in Maine can request their absentee ballot for any reason up to the week before Election Day. Request your absentee ballot today!

Senate Name

District

Jackson, Troy D.

1

Fienberg, Danielle 2

Bean, Shawn

3

Wheeler, Stanley A

5

Grohoski, Nicole C.

7

Tipping, Michael

8

Baldacci, Joseph

9

Cammack, Ralph Edward

10

Curry, Glenn Chip

11

Beebe-Center, Anne H.

12

Reny, Cameron D.

13

Hickman, Craig V.

14

St. Valle, Storme

15

LaFountain, David Philip

16

Rotundo, Margaret Rose

21

McKinney, Michael

22

Daughtry, Matthea

23

Vitelli, Eloise Adams

24

Pierce, Teresa S.

25

Nangle, Timothy

26

Duson, Jill Christine

27

Chipman, Benjamin

28

Carney, Anne M

29

Brenner, Stacy Fielding

30

Bailey, Donna

31

Ingwersen, Henry L

32

Williams, Kendra A

33

Rafferty, Joseph E., Jr.

34

Lawrence, Mark

35

House Name

District

Appleby, Dana

1

Rossignol, Jordyn Victoria

4

Perry, Anne Churchill

9

Hinerman, Melissa Louisa

10

Rogers, Roland E, III

11

Gott, Roy D

12

Worth, Mark

13

Williams, Lynne A

14

Eaton, Holly Rae

15

Milliken, Nina Azella

16

O'Connell, Kevin

20

Rana, Ambureen

21

Supica, Laura D.

22

Roeder, Amy J.

23

Osher, Laurie

25

Dill, James F.

26

DiPentino, Natalie Dawn

28

York, Laurie

29

Sidell, W. Louis , Jr.

30

Evans, Richard A.

31

Roma, Frank

34

Card, Kristen Marie

36

English-Flanagan, Margaret D.

37

Dodge, Janice S.

39

Zeigler, Stanley Paige, Jr.

40

Doudera, Victoria

41

Geiger, Valli D.

42

Matlack, Ann Higgins

43

Pluecker, William D

44

Collamore, Clinton E., Sr.

45

Crafts, Lydia V.

46

Fossel, Leslie Truman, Jr.

47

Stover, Holly B.

48

Hepler, Allison L

49

Paulhus, Sean C.

50

Jauch, Rebecca L.

51

Cluchey, Sally

52

Beckwith, Jane L.

53

Montell, Karen 54

Shagoury, Daniel Joseph

55

Hasenfus, Tavis Rock

57

LaRochelle, Raegan French

59

Bridgeo, Bill             60
Davidoff, Amy 61

Swift, Pamela J

62

Madigan, Colleen Mairead

64

Barnes, Alicia

66

Sezak, Robert

67

Perkins, Allison Mary

71

House, Vincent

73

Kimber, Gregory Mathias

74

Thurston, David Paul

78

Sipe, Daniel A

81

Burnett, Nathan Robert Leigh

82

Powers, Barry Foley

84

Struebing, Christopher Vincent

85

Fay, Jessica L

86

Taylor, Mary-Beth H.

87

Lee, Adam R.

89

Lipson, Hildie J

91

Craven, Margaret M.

93

Cloutier, Kristen Sarah

94

Breen, Orion Evenstar

98

Golek, Cheryl Ann

99

Ankeles, Daniel J.

100

Arford, Poppy T

101

Sachs, Melanie F.

102

Bell, Arthur L

103

Gass, Anne B

104

Graham, Annie

105

Reed, Dana

106

Pringle, Jane

107

Terry, Maureen Fitzgerald

108

Boyle, James Allen

109

Moriarty, Stephen W.

110

Kuhn, Amy D.

111

Crockett, W. Edward

112

Lookner, Grayson B.

113

Collings, Benjamin Thomas

114

Brennan, Michael F.

115

Zager, Samuel L.

116

Talbot Ross, Rachel

118

Skold, Charles A

119

Dhalac, Deqa

120

Kessler, Christopher

121

Reckitt, Lois Galgay

122

Millett, Rebecca

123

Warren, Sophia Bailey

124

Murphy, Kelly

125

Gattine, Drew M

126

Rielly, Morgan James

127

Salisbury, Suzanne

128

O'Neil, Margaret M

129

Copeland, Lynn H.

130

Gramlich, Lori Kathryn

131

Malon, Marc G., II

133

Gere, Traci L

134

Sayre, Daniel

135

Faucher, Robert

137

Barden, Michael Thomas, III

138

McAdam, John Matthew

141

Mastraccio, Annemarie

142

Norwood, Daniel

144

Hobbs, Daniel J.

145

Runte, Walter Gerard, Jr.

146

Sargent, Holly T.

147

Wheeler, Margaret Ann

148

Roberts, Tiffany Danielle

149

Meyer, Michele

150

Mathieson, Kristi

151

The Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund Political Action Committee promotes and preserves a health care landscape and a political climate favorable to women’s health by working to identify and elect supportive candidates seeking executive and legislative offices. The PPMEAF PAC is operated by the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in Maine. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.