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Earlier this month, women, physicians, advocates, and many others testified at public hearings to support Maine women’s reproductive rights in the face of three anti-choice bills. The Judiciary Committee then voted ‘Ought Not to Pass’ on those bills: LD 760, LD 1339, and LD 1193. There is still work to be done before the floor […]

Last week, these guys tried to force decisions about women’s health and contraception. Yesterday, these five guys were invited to testify at a hearing about who should have access to birth control. No women were invited to testify. No kidding. Also yesterday, this guy said “Back in my day, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. […]

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It’s that time of year again when we look back at the work we did together – from right here on our computers (or smart phones, tablets … you get the idea). This is a compilation of the most read action alerts and the issues they communicated. Throughout this past year, we fought against roll-backs […]

The Good (well, actually, the great!) This week, Maine lawmakers stood firm against efforts to roll back access to reproductive health care and civil rights protections for transgendered Mainers. The bills were defeated by wide margins—and for good reason. In upholding Maine law, legislators put the health of Maine women and teens first and did […]

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Maine Women’s Lobby Lauds Votes to Uphold Reproductive Privacy, Maine Human Rights Act Statement of Sarah Standiford Executive Director, Maine Women’s Lobby “Late last night the Maine House of Representatives stood firm against efforts to roll back access to reproductive health care and civil rights protections for transgendered Mainers. “These bills were defeated by wide […]


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