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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Spring Is In The Air

spring flowers

Birth Control, Health Care, STIs, Uncategorized

It is always a delicate judgement call here in Maine, deciding when to officially call it ‘spring,’ but we’re calling it here at Maine Family Planning. The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom, and seedlings are going into the ground any day. As we look forward to warmer days and more time outside, as […]

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REPRO GIFT GUIDE, 2020 Edition

Wintertime in a park


By Mareisa Weil, MFP Director of Development If you’re anything like me, you may not have it all together in terms of end-of-the-year tokens of affection for your friends and family. The fact that I sent out six holiday cards was a huge achievement for me. So, to help us all out, I have compiled […]

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