September 24, 2019

New Maine Law Requires Insurers to Pay for Abortions and Lowers Qualifications Required to Commit Them

Gov. Janet Mills
A law that went into effect Thursday requires certain health insurance plans to pay for abortions, while also allowing less qualified individuals to perform them. Some physician assistants and nurses will now be allowed to commit abortions.

Gov. Janet Mills said this on CNN after signing the bill in June:

"Every woman in Maine should be able to access sexual and reproductive health care when and where they need it. While other states are seeking to undermine, roll back, or outright eliminate a woman's right to make her own personal medical decisions, Maine is defending the rights of women and taking a critical step towards equalizing access to their care."

Pro-lifers fear that the law will result in more abortions, violate conscientious objections of insurers, and harm mothers who have less-qualified medical personnel committing abortions on their preborn children. Click here for more.