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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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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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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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I am excited to write that this morning the Supreme Court of the United States announced two landmark decisions for marriage equality! Today marks the day that same-sex couples can once again get married in California and married same-sex couples across the country will have the same protections under federal law that every other married […]

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