GLAD and Planned Parenthood statements on Maine Senate vote to advance LD 227

Statement from Lisa Margulies, Esq., Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund on the Maine State Senate’s vote to advance LD 227

“Thank you to the elected leaders in the Senate voted to protect Maine providers. Today is another proud day for Mainers. Twenty-one senators have voted to advance this bill that, at its core, is meant to protect Maine providers from hostile attacks and allow them to continue to practice essential, lifesaving medicine in our state without fear.

Extremists will continue to spread lies and hateful rhetoric about reproductive health care and care for transgender people, but today’s vote made clear that a majority of our elected leaders in the Maine State Senate will focus on the facts and act with compassion and urgency to meet our current moment with policy that is necessary and appropriate.”

Statement from Polly Crozier, Director of Family Advocacy, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on the Maine State Senate’s vote to advance LD 227

“LD 227 is a straightforward bill that will protect Maine’s dedicated health care providers and safeguard access to essential reproductive health care and health care for transgender people in Maine. We are grateful to Senator Donna Bailey for her leadership and to each of the Senators who voted today to move this important bill forward.”

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