This Black History Month, Commit to Reproductive Justice

black history month

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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What This Week’s Abortion News Means for Mainers

What This Week's Abortion News Means for Mainers

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

2023 kicked off this week with significant news for abortion access. On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, the FDA codified its December 2021 lifting of the in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone and announced a protocol that will allow retail pharmacies to offer mifepristone with a prescription from a certified healthcare provider. CVS and Walgreens confirmed that they will offer mifepristone […]

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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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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

DENOUNCE AND DISMANTLE

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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