Portland Press Herald Editorial: ACLU of Maine lawsuit looks to end a health care inequity

Restrictions on MaineCare abortion funding keep poor women from getting the services they need. Read full article here.

Abortion has been legal in the United States since the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. But restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortion have been nearly as effective as an actual ban at keeping low-income women in over 30 states, including Maine, from undergoing the procedure.

Now the ACLU of Maine is taking the state to court in an effort to restore abortion coverage for Medicaid recipients. If the suit succeeds, it will be a victory not just for women and families, but also for the right to safe medical care, regardless of income.

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