For Media

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

Press Releases

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

Bangor Daily News op-ed by MFP president/CEO George Hill: “Reproductive rights are under attack. Mainers need to stand up,” 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 FY19, we served 22,727 patients:
– 20,070 females
– 2,657 males
– 82 percent of our patients qualified for free or reduced-fee services

We administered:
– 22,200 STD Tests
– 2,602 Cervical Cancer Screenings
– 3,182 HIV Tests

Maine Family Planning Meds by Mail

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