GLAD and Planned Parenthood statements on LD 227 passing final enactment

Statement from Lisa Margulies, Esq., Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund on the final vote to enact LD 227

“Thank you to the lawmakers who have, once again, said loudly and clearly: We will protect Maine’s healthcare providers from attacks. LD 227 is a bill that will ensure our state’s providers of essential, lifesaving reproductive care and care for transgender people can continue to practice safe, legal medical care in Maine without fear of hostile actions stemming from other states’ laws.

We are grateful and proud of all of the lawmakers in the legislature who endured threats of violence, abhorrent political rhetoric and rampant disinformation to stand and vote to protect safe, legal, medical care in Maine.”

Statement from Polly Crozier, Director of Family Advocacy, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on the final vote to enact LD 227

“Today the Maine legislature stood up for the principle that Maine law should govern health care in Maine. Mainers understand the importance of keeping health care decisions between individuals, families, and doctors – not politicians. LD 227 will ensure reproductive health care and essential health care for transgender people remain accessible in the state and that Maine’s dedicated health care providers are not penalized by the overreach of hostile laws from out of state. We are grateful to the bill’s lead sponsors, Senator Donna Bailey and Representative Anne Perry, to every member of the House and the Senate who showed up, spoke out, worked diligently to ensure this bill moved forward and voted for final enactment.”