Pledge-A-Patient Week 4: Stigma Doesn’t #StayHome

Quotes about abortion care from Maine Family Planning patients, against a faint background of handwriting

40 Days, Abortion

Three weeks ago we launched our Pledge-A-Patient campaign, asking our supporters to make a donation showing their support for MFP patients as they endure a 40-day anti-abortion harassment campaign. Well, a lot can change in three weeks. We now collectively face the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and life as we know it has been upended in […]

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How Do I Get Birth Control During a Pandemic?

An MFP nurse practitioner sitting in front of an open laptop used for telehealth appointments.

Birth Control, Health Care

We know that even during a health emergency, people still need birth control, abortion care, and other sexual and reproductive health services. And that it may be more difficult to access care during times like these. While we all figure out how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, Maine Family Planning is […]

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#MyRightMyDecision: Abortion Rights at SCOTUS Today

My Right. My Decision. Our Fight.

40 Days, Abortion

This is it, folks. Today, March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, the case that jeopardizes the rights enshrined by the Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. This is the first major abortion rights case before the Supreme Court since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to […]

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40 Days to Say No to Shame: Pledge-A-Patient

Pledge a patient

40 Days, Abortion

For 40 days, from February 26 to April 5, patients seeking all types of care at our flagship health center in Augusta will be subjected to judgment and misinformation hurled at them by anti-abortion zealots who have co-opted the Christian observance of Lent in an attempt to intimidate and shame. When our patients come to […]

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Family Planning Works 4 ME

Family Planning Works 4 ME!

Birth Control, Health Care, Title X

Today at the State House, family planning patients, providers, and advocates will gather in support of LD 1613, Speaker Sara Gideon’s bill to fund the statewide family planning network after the loss of federal Title X funds. This bill would ensure continued access to affordable birth control, STI testing and treatment, cancer screenings, and other […]

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Roe Turns 47: More at Risk Than Ever Before

A poster in our Lewiston Family Planning office.


On the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 US Supreme Court decision that established the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion, Maine Family Planning is affirming recent victories and girding for the battle ahead. With the passage of LD 820, Maine law now requires public and private health insurance that covers prenatal […]

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Young Mainers: Know Your Rights!

Two Minors' Rights to Health Care in Maine pamphlets laid on table. One is open and the other is closed.

Abortion, Birth Control, HIV/AIDS, Sex Ed

Pop quiz: Carmen is 14 years old, lives in Maine, and wants to go on birth control, but doesn’t want to ask their parents. Can Carmen get a birth control method without involving their parents? Answer: Yes! Maine law empowers teens to take control of their sexual and reproductive health. Minors in Maine are allowed […]

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What’s Your Status?

Red ribbon on blue shirt


Maine Family Planning to offer free HIV testing at 18 locations statewide, Dec. 2-6 Did you know?38,739 people received an HIV diagnosis in the U.S. in 2017. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.” As the leading sexual and reproductive health care provider in many Maine communities, Maine […]

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