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News from Mabel

  1. Midwives and Magic

    By Katie Card (she/they) University of Maine Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies student and Mabel Wadsworth Center intern When one thinks of witches, they probably think of a few common characteristics: a woman with a pointed hat, riding a broomstick, stirring a cauldron, living in the woods and casting hexes. The dominant understanding of witches… read more…

  2. Reflecting on the Maine 131st legislative session

    Now that the uncharacteristically long Maine legislative session has wrapped up, it feels like a great time to celebrate the wins we’ve had with bills that help fulfill our state’s motto: “The Way Life Should Be.” You’re probably already familiar with LD 1619, an important bill for abortion access in the state that received a… read more…

  3. Your Healthcare is not a Bureaucracy

    By Julian Ober (she/her), University of Maine Women, Gender and Sexuality student and Mabel Wadsworth Center intern Oftentimes when discussing abortions, we get caught up in the reasons why a person would have an abortion rather than the inherent autonomy they always hold regardless of if they are pregnant. According to the PEW Research Center,… read more…

  4. Fighting Anti-Trans Legislation

    By Charlie Reed (they/them),University of Maine Women, Gender and Sexuality student and Mabel Wadsworth Center intern In 2023, the United States saw a surge of anti-transgender legislation denying transgender people equal access to public schools, abortion care, and gender-affirming health care. Many bills that have already been introduced this year target transgender youth’s access to… read more…

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