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Senate Joins House to Pass Governor’s Bill That Will End Outdated Ban on Abortion Care

In a significant step for reproductive rights in Maine, the state Senate today voted 19-16 to end Maine’s outdated law banning qualified and trained nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians (APCs) from providing abortion care.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House Votes to Pass Governor’s Bill to End Outdated Ban on Abortion Care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