Victory: The Maine House and Senate voted to advance the bill, and on April, 22, 2024 the bill was signed into law! Maine residents, thank legislators for supporting this vital legislation.

Transgender and reproductive health care is safe, well-established, standard-of-care medicine. Yet, over 20 states across the country have passed hostile laws restricting access to this health care for political, not medical, reasons. 

LD 227, “An Act Regarding Health Care in the State,” will protect access to health care that is legal in Maine and ensure Maine providers can continue to deliver high-quality health care to people who come to Maine who are unable to access this care in their state.

This bill is similar to shield bills that have passed in Massachusetts, Vermont, and other states.