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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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This post was written by Isabel Mullin, the 2014 Linda Smith Dyer Fellow at the Maine Women’s Policy Center.    This June, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that instituted zones outside reproductive health care facilities to provide a buffer for patients from harassment, intimidation, and the threat of violence from protesters.  […]

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This post was written by Isabel Mullin, the 2014 Linda Smith Dyer Fellow for the Maine Women’s Policy Center.  This June, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that “closely held for-profit corporations” may deny their employees insurance coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act if it violates their religious beliefs.  In doing […]

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On Monday, November 18, 2013, the Portland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that requires protestors outside of Planned Parenthood’s Congress St. clinic to stay outside of a patient safety zone of 39 ft. The City Council added and passed an amendment just before the final vote that makes the ordinance go into effect immediately. […]

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 […]


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