For Media

For media inquiries, please contact Deirdre McDonough at 207.835.9442 or dfultonmcdonough [AT] mainefamilyplanning [DOT] org.

Press Releases

Maine’s Independent Abortion Providers Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion Access – June 29, 2020

At Hearing, State Legislators, Patients, Providers Voice Support for Maine’s Strong, State Family Planning Network – February 13, 2020

Reproductive Health Patients, Providers Support Speaker Gideon’s Bill to Sustain Strong, Statewide Family Planning Network – February 13, 2020

Maine Family Planning Withdraws from Title X Family Planning Program – July 16, 2019

9th Circuit Court Restores Nationwide Injunction on Gag Rule – July 3, 2019

Judge Refuses to Block Title X Rule in Maine – July 3, 2019

Emergency Request to Block Title X Rule Filed in Maine – June 21, 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Expand Abortion Access in Maine – June 10, 2019

MFP Applauds State Senate on Passing LD 820 – May 14, 2019

Maine Family Planning Responds to Nationwide Injunction on Gag Rule – April 26, 2019

Maine Family Planning to Fight Domestic Gag Rule – February 22, 2019

MFP Responds to Latest Attack on Transgender Rights – October 22, 2018

MFP Statement on Sen. Collins’ Decision to Vote Yes on Kavanaugh – October 5, 2018

MFP Statement on Proposed Public Charge Rule Change– September 25, 2018

Lifting the Voices of Maine Women & Survivors of Sexual Assault to Support Dr. Blasey Ford – September 19, 2018

Statewide Defend Title X Coalition Declares: No Gag Rule! – July 17, 2018

Maine Family Planning ‘Open Door’ Transgender Health Program Expands to Belfast – June 9, 2018

Maine Family Planning Responds to Trump-Pence Administration’s Attack on Title X – June 1, 2018

Maine Family Planning in the News

Mother Jones: Activists Have a Plan to Increase Abortion Access: Let Nurses Perform Them,” May 30, 2019

Portland Press Herald: Maine group sues Trump administration over ‘gag rule’ for family planning clinics,” March 6, 2019

Bangor Daily News: Trump’s abortion ‘gag rule’ challenged by federal lawsuit in Maine,” March 6, 2019

Maine Public: Maine Family Planning files lawsuit to block changes to Title X,” March 6, 2019

Rewire.News: “‘More than an Undue Burden’: Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule Faces Flurry of Lawsuits,” March 6, 2019

Rolling Stone: “Clinics, Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration to Stop Abortion Gag Rule,” March 6, 2019

Portland Press Herald op-ed by MFP president & CEO George Hill: “Why we are going to court over Trump’s Gag Rule,” February 28, 2019

Pine Tree Watch: “School nurses offer solace, support to students figuring out gender issues,” September 27, 2018

WIRED magazine: “Telemedicine Could Help Fill the Gaps in America’s Abortion Care,” August 7, 2018

Politico: “How technology could preserve abortion rights,” July 29, 2018

WMTW: “Title X coalition rallies to protest domestic gag rule,” July 18, 2018

Beacon: “At Augusta rally, doctors warn that attack on reproductive services poses danger to rural women,” July 17, 2018

Republican Journal: “New health program offers transgender services,” July 2, 2018

WABI: Transgender health services now available in Belfast,” June 26, 2018

SELF magazine: “Here’s What a ‘Domestic Gag Rule’ on Abortion Would Actually Mean for All of Us,” May 22, 2018

NPR, Weekend Edition: “Proposed Changes to Title X Funding Likely to Hurt Low-Income Women,” May 19, 2018

Portland Press Herald: “Maine advocates angry at Trump proposal to deny funds to clinics that refer clients for abortions,” May 18, 2018

WGME: “ACLU of Maine challenges MaineCare to pay for abortions,” May 16, 2018

Portland Press Herald: “ACLU, state spar before Supreme Court over Maine’s ban on Medicaid-funded abortions,” May 16, 2018

Gizmodo: “Webcam Abortion Services Offer Crucial Access—So What’s Stopping Them?,” April 17, 2018

Maine Family Planning at a Glance

Maine Family Planning funds 50 health centers in 15 counties:
– 18 clinics operated by Maine Family Planning
– 5 school-based health centers
– 4 Planned Parenthood sites
– 23 Federally-Qualified Health Center sites

In FY20, we served 20,120 patients:
– 85% female
– 15% male
– 80 percent of our patients qualified for free or reduced-fee services

We administered:
– 17,905 STD Tests
– 1,767 Cervical Cancer Screenings
– 3,561 HIV Tests

Maine Family Planning Meds by Mail

Looking for information about our Meds by Mail telemedicine abortion program? Visit the TelAbortion Study page.