Unraveling the Intersections of Domestic Violence and Reproductive Rights and Justice

Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

Domestic violence is a deeply disturbing and pervasive issue that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence. It is a problem that transcends boundaries of gender, race, and socioeconomic status. But what sometimes goes unnoticed is […]

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Exploring the Intersections of Harm Reduction and Reproductive Justice on International Overdose Awareness Day

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Health Care, Reproductive Justice

In the realm of public health and social advocacy, two seemingly distinct movements have emerged, each with its own unique objectives and strategies. Harm reduction, primarily associated with substance use and addiction, and reproductive justice, focused on gender equity and bodily autonomy, might appear disconnected at first glance. However, a deeper analysis reveals that these […]

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This Black History Month, Commit to Reproductive Justice

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Reproductive Justice

This month (and every month), we’re focusing on the reproductive justice movement, a movement and framework designed and led by Black women and femmes. Alongside activists and state legislators we’re working hard to address crucial health disparities affecting Black people living in Maine, and the current national trends are staggering. Due to systemic racism cancer rates among Black women are disproportionately high, […]

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Roe’s 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Roe's 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

This month marks the arrival of two milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and the second annual Maternal Health Awareness Day. Both occasions fall on January 22 & 23 respectively, and both have been rendered bittersweet by last June’s disastrous Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, reversing a half-century of precedent and […]

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Maine Family Planning Applauds Maine House for Electing First Black Speaker, All-Women Leadership

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Health Care, Reproductive Justice

Following the news that Representative Rachel Talbot Ross has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 131st session of the Maine Legislature, Maine Family Planning President and CEO George A. Hill released the following statement: “Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross’s ascension to the Speakership is a long overdue moment to celebrate, and a reminder that […]

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MFP Statement on Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. JWHO

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Uncategorized

MFP Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Today in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to erode civil rights instead of advancing them. This is a dark moment in our history. By voting to overturn its own precedent set by Roe v. Wade in 1973, […]

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MFP Statement on Shooting in Buffalo


Get Involved, Reproductive Justice

Yesterday we wrestled with whether or not it made sense for us to make a statement about the shooting in Buffalo. We asked ourselves, is our voice needed in this moment? Ultimately the answer is yes. All of our voices are needed in this moment. We must publicly and vigorously call out white supremacy and […]

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