Urgent Action Request from Maine Women’s Lobby and Planned Parenthood
TAKE ACTION NOW
In the next 24-72 hours, legislators will vote on two bills to restrict abortion access in Maine. Please take a few minutes right now to call you legislators and tell them that you want to protect access to safe, legal abortion care.
Call your Maine Senator and Maine Representative and tell them to vote NO on LD 1312 and LD 83.
(This toll-free answering service can take your message 24-hours a day.)
Maine Senators: 1-800-423-6900
Maine Representatives: 1-800-423-2900
When you call, say:
- Your name,
- Town that you live in,
- Your legislator’s name, and
- A brief message. For example: “Vote ‘No’ on LD 1312 and LD 83. Maine shouldn’t harm women’s health by restricting access to safe, legal abortion care.
Background information from Rep Jay McCreight:
– LD 1312 – An Act to License Outpatient Surgical Abortion Facilities (a TRAP bill), (Rep. Deb Sanderson, sponsor) Would give DHHS sweeping authority to impose unnecessary regulations on women’s health clinics. Such bills have already closed clinics in Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.
– LD 83 – An Act to Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons, (Sen. Paul Davis, sponsor) An attempt to restrict access to safe abortion by rescinding current consent law which has worked for 25 years.
To learn more about the legislation and why both Planned Parenthood and the Maine Women’s Lobby oppose it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your Sagadahoc County Legislators:
Senator Linda Baker: Sagadahoc County & Dresden
Rep Jeffrey Pierce: Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Woolwich
Rep Jennifer DeChant: Bath
Rep Brian Hobart: Bowdoin, Bowinham, Richmond
Rep Denise Tepler: Topsham
Rep Jay McCreight: West Bath