Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Nearly two-thirds of legislators in Maine have earned a 100% voting record with the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund for the 2021-2022 legislative years, including all of the Democrats in the Maine State Senate.

In 2021, anti-abortion legislators introduced an unprecedented number of bills attacking abortion care in Maine. With a majority of legislators supportive of access to abortion, the House and Senate defeated all of the bills. 

In 2022, lawmakers passed new laws to close an insurance loophole for birth control, protect patient safety, and address inequities in MaineCare payments to sexual and reproductive health care providers. 

With the Supreme Court preparing to overturn Roe v Wade, state legislators and governors will determine whether or not abortion remains legal in each state. Legal abortion has been protected in Maine state law since 1993 when the Reproductive Privacy Act became law. While Governor Janet Mills and nearly two-thirds of current legislators support abortion rights, that can all change with the November election. 

Statement from Nicole Clegg, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

“While Maine law currently protects the legal right to abortion, laws can be changed. Elections matter. If a majority of anti-abortion politicians take control of the legislature or the Blaine House, they could pass laws restricting or even banning abortion. While in the minority, anti-abortion politicians have tried to force providers to lie to patients, take away health insurance coverage of abortion, shame and stigmatize abortion patients, and mandate medically-unnecessary delays and procedures before abortion. Imagine what they could do if they were in the majority. 

“Mainers will vote this fall and many of the current legislators with a 100% voting record will be up for re-election. We urge all Mainers to ask their local candidates what they will do to keep abortion legal in Maine and ensure all Mainers can get abortion care when they need it. “

The complete Maine Senate legislative scorecard and Maine House legislative scorecard are available on the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund website, ppmeaf.org.




This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.