National Rural Health Day

House in Maine

Health Care

Thursday, November 17 is recognized as National Rural Health Day. Maine has the highest percentage of folks living in rural areas in the country, along with vast swaths of uninhabited territory. Maine is wild, and we like it that way. Delivering rural health care here in Maine is an honor and a challenge, and many intersecting issues impact […]

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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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Menstrual Equity in Maine

menstrual equity

Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, Sex Ed

By Isabelle Christie, Special Contributor to Maine Family Planning Nearly a billion people around the world might be menstruating on any given day. (The World Bank, 2020.) Still, despite its prevalence and normalcy, menstruation remains a taboo subject few are willing to acknowledge or discuss. Consequently, menstruators receive little support from our social systems, which […]

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Heartbeat Act is Heartless Act

Abortion, Get Involved, Reproductive Rights

On Wednesday, September 1, SB8 is set to go into effect in Texas. This law, Senate Bill 8, is designed to exploit obscure legal loopholes to flagrantly fly in the face of the constitutional right to privacy in reproductive health care that was solidified by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. The law puts a bounty […]

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