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Maine's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

81 percent of Maine counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

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.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Maine restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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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.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Maine prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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Emergency Contraception

Maine law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Freedom of Choice Act

Maine has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions

Maine guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Maine law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Maine law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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Informed Consent

Maine has an abortion-specific informed-consent law.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Maine restricts post-viability abortion.
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