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127th Legislature, First Regular Session Legislative Outcomes We lobbied on a number of bills this legislative session. The roll calls for some of those are featured in our member newsletter, which was mailed in September. (You can become a member by making a donation to the Maine Women’s Lobby today.) We talked about many other […]

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The legal right to abortion is generally associated it with Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two major cases concerning the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Less well known, but equally important, is Griswold v. Connecticut, a case that made it all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in […]

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Press Release Maine Choice Coalition Monday, June 30, 2014 Augusta – The Supreme Court today dealt a blow to women’s ability to access contraceptives, when it ruled “closely held” corporations can refuse to cover birth control for their female employees. The Maine Choice Coalition called the ruling unprecedented and deeply troubling, but said Maine is not required […]

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Women come in all shapes and sizes, ages and socioeconomic statuses, and degrees of healthiness.  Whether it is being able to afford your monthly prescription for birth control, caring for a child with asthma, or seeking coverage for an annual flu shot, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a benefit to you. […]

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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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