Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Paul LePage (R) is anti-choice.
- The Maine House is pro-choice.
- The Maine Senate is mixed-choice.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Maine allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Maine restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Maine restricts young women's access to abortion by requiring parental consent in some cases and mandating counseling before a young woman may obtain abortion care.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Maine prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
Maine law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Freedom of Choice Act
Maine has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions
Maine guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
Insurance Coverage for Contraception
Maine law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Maine law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.