The press room includes all the latest news from Maine Family Planning.
Journalists and other members of the media can contact our Communications Department at info@MaineFamilyPlanning.org.
Maine Family Planning in the News
June 23, 2017
Augusta, ME - Maine Family Planning is deeply concerned that the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a dangerous rolling back of coverage...
May 1, 2017
Augusta, ME - Maine Family Planning learned today of the appointment of anti-family planning activist Teresa Manning to oversee the Title X federal family planning program. As Deputy Assistant Secretary...
Bangor Daily News published April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017
AUGUSTA, Me. — Last month, a supporter of Maine Family Planning sent us a copy of a letter he received from U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin about funding for Planned Parenthood. Poliquin went to great lengths...
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof visits Maine Family Planning
March 5, 2017
LEWISTON, Me. — She is 17 years old, has an alarming itch “down there” and has come to the family planning clinic because she doesn’t know where else to go.
Sara Hayes, a...
Lewiston Sun Journal
February 14, 2017
By George Hill
Published on Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 12:12 am
What will the impact on access to abortion in Maine be if Neil Gorsuch is confirmed by...
Portland Press Herald
January 17, 2017
AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will take up the nomination of U.S. Sen. Jefferson Sessions to become the 83rd attorney general of the United States.
The hearing comes more...
June 17, 2016
ROCKLAND — Maine Family Planning presented the Knox County Health Clinic with the Sue and Buzz Fitzgerald Beacon Award at the group's Spring Soiree. The Knox Clinic was selected for its "dedication...
By Jennifer Thibodeau, Andrea Irwin, and Anne Fowler
April 4, 2016
Last week, Donald Trump stated that there should be some kind of punishment for women who have abortions. We saw a heartening and swift response from friends, colleagues, leaders and the media: Trump’s...
February 29, 2016
AUGUSTA, ME -- Reproductive health clinics around the country are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of state-imposed restrictions, provider shortages, and hostile anti-choice environments....
By Andrea Irwin, George A. Hill and Meagan Gallagher
January 21, 2016
We lead three nonprofit, publicly accessible health care providers who provide comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care for men and women across the state. Together, we serve more than 21,500...
By Joe Lawlor, Portland Press Herald
December 5, 2015
Far fewer teenagers are giving birth in Maine than 10 years ago, according to new U.S. Census survey data.
While the birth rate in Maine continues to decline among all age groups, the data show more...
By Patti Wight, Maine Public Broadcasting Network
November 24, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Human Services over abortion coverage for women eligible for MaineCare.
The suit contends that...
October 10, 2013
Freeport, ME – Clare Coleman, President and CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, was in Maine to present the Family Planning Association of Maine with the Dr....
Similar Improvements in Other States
May 24, 2013
Augusta, ME - A report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports a steep decline in teen birth rates in the United States between 2007 and 2011. The number of teens...