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Pick Up the Phone & Fight for Reproductive Freedom!

Call your legislator and tell them to vote yes on LD 1261 to allow qualified and trained professionals to provide abortion care, expanding access to needed reproductive health care across the state.

Before you begin

You’ll need to know the name of your legislator that you are trying to reach. If you don’t know who your representative is, click the link below to look up their name.


Placing the Call

Get your phone ready! Fill out and submit this form, then wait for your phone to ring. When it does, pick up, and wait for the prompt! Scroll for the script below.

Call your Representative

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Call Your Senator

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Once you’re connected:

You’ll be walked through the everything you need to say and do to leave a stellar message with your legislator.

Afraid of missing something? Here’s what you’ll hear when you call…

Your Representative:

Thanks for calling your representative and urging them to vote YES on LD 1261 to end Maine’s outdated ban on advanced practice clinicians (or APCs for short) providing abortion care. When you are connected: 

  • ask for your representative by name

  • say your name and that you are their constituent, and 

  • that you want them to vote YES on LD 1261 to allow qualified APCs like nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide abortion care. 

  • Please leave a voicemail if you don’t reach someone directly. Thank you. 

Your Senator:

Thanks for calling your senator and urging them to vote YES on LD 1261 to end Maine’s outdated ban on advanced practice clinicians (or APCs for short) providing abortion care. When you are connected: 

  • ask for your senator by name

  • say your name and that you are their constituent, and 

  • that you want them to vote YES on LD 1261 to allow qualified APCs like nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide abortion care. 

  • Please leave a voicemail if you don’t reach someone directly. Thank you. 


 

About LD 1261

This bill will end Maine’s outdated ban on nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians (APCs) providing abortion care in Maine. It will ensure Mainers have access to safe abortion care from qualified, trusted providers in their communities.

Because of limited physician availability in the State, this APC ban significantly constrains where and when abortion care is available in Maine. As a result, many women seeking abortions are faced with delayed access to care, preventing some from obtaining an abortion altogether. These barriers fall hardest on people who already face systemic barriers to health care, including people of color, people living in rural areas, young people and people with low incomes.

Currently, APCs provide a wide range of health services of equal or greater complexity than abortion, including miscarriage management – which is identical to the procedure used for an early in-office abortion. The Maine Medical Association supports this bill, and the world's leading women's health organizations (including the World Health Organization, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) support allowing APCs to provide abortion care in early pregnancy.