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Advocate

We believe in bold activism and fearlessly demanding change when it is needed. Our founders created the Center specifically to exercise such decisive advocacy and that tradition continues today. We value activism that is proactive and sometimes (often) radical. We rely on facts and decades of experience working in our community to inform our viewpoints.

Key accomplishments include helping to defeat state legislative anti-abortion measures that would have created barriers for people seeking abortion care in Maine, helping to support efforts to pass health reform and passing a law in Maine that requires insurance companies, including MaineCare, to cover abortion care.   

We often collaborate with community, regional, and state partners to increase awareness about broader issues of reproductive justice such as health care access, fair wages and economic security, and civil rights. We work with and support national partners to ensure that our independent and unique perspective is represented in Washington, DC.

We advocate to end the Hyde Amendment at the federal level. We are a member of All Above All*, a nationwide coalition of organizations working to change this policy that is particularly harmful to people of color, poor folks, young people, and those living in rural communities.

We are committed to ending abortion stigma. Abortion is a safe and common medical procedure. Unfortunately, a culture of shame and secrecy has been built around sexual and reproductive health, creating barriers to our basic health care. By sharing our stories, we reduce the shame and stigma associated with abortion. By raising our voices, and the voices of our clients, we aim to shift the dialogue around reproductive rights and our bodies here in our community, in Maine, and across the nation. Learn more about our Mabel’s Voices Project.

If you are inspired by our advocacy work, check out our Get Involved page and learn how to support our work!

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