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Maine Republican Has Not Apologized for Comparing Abortion to Rape

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

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Legal Wrap: Supreme Court Gives Susan B. Anthony List Legal Challenge New Life

The high court hasn't yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.

The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.

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Maine Governor’s Veto of Women’s Health Bill Sustained by Legislature

Gov. Paul LePage (above) vetoed a bill that would have expanded Medicaid coverage of family planning services for nearly 14,000 low-income women, and a vote to override the veto failed.

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would have expanded Medicaid coverage of family planning services for nearly 14,000 low-income women, and a vote to override the veto failed.

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Legal Wrap: Progressive Groups Increase Pressure on Judicial Nominations

Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs (above) to the federal bench?

Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Portland Buffer Zone

The lawsuit filed on behalf of an evangelical couple and their high school children argues the buffer zone unconstitutionally blocks their ability to "counsel" patients entering reproductive health-care clinics.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of an evangelical couple and their high school children argues the buffer zone unconstitutionally blocks their ability to “counsel” patients entering reproductive health-care clinics.

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Legal Wrap: Important Steps Toward Trans Inclusivity in Maine

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights while ACOG lifts its ban on treating men.

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.

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Maine Court Rules School Officials Discriminated Against Transgender Student

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Stays Out of Texas Abortion Fight, But May Jump Into Contraception Cases

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

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Patient Safety Zone Law Passes in Portland, Maine

Anti-choice protesters in Englewood, New Jersey, can no longer come within an eight-foot radius of a health-care facility’s entrance, exit, or driveway, after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to enact a buffer zone to protect patients from harassment.

The ordinance, which took effect immediately, protects patients of the city’s only abortion clinic, who have said they faced a weekly “gauntlet” of harassment from protesters with the Pro-Life Missionaries of Maine.

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‘RH Reality Check’ State of Abortion Database Updated With Responses From Nearly Every State

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Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.

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