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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#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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Roe Turns 47: More at Risk Than Ever Before

A poster in our Lewiston Family Planning office.

Abortion

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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MFP Program Director on The Abortion Diary Podcast

MFP Program Director on The Abortion Diary Podcast

Abortion

I love being part of an organization where we are doing amazing work and really making a difference in people’s lives. Leah Coplon, MFP Program Director The Abortion Diary, founded and directed by Dr. Melissa Madera, empowers people to share “their full, unmediated abortion experiences in a safe and supportive environment.” It is the only […]

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Celebrating MFP’s Dedicated Nurse Practitioners

Belfast Family Planning NP Julie Jenkins accepts NAF award

Abortion, Birth Control, Health Care, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Title X

It’s National Nurses Week! That means it’s time to celebrate the compassionate, dedicated, and expert nurse practitioners who work at Maine Family Planning’s 18 clinics statewide. Our NPs are the backbone of our health care organization. They provide birth control, wellness exams, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings, HIV prophylaxis, and some aspects of abortion […]

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