I know people across this state and country are scared as the outrageous and malicious rulings continue to pile up. But all I can promise is this: Maine Senate Democrats will fight to protect your fundamental rights. We will hold the line against harmful anti-abortion legislation, and we will work to ensure that you have the resources and ability to exercise your right to an abortion.
The right to decide if and when to start a family is fundamental to who we are as Americans and our freedom. It’s a deeply personal decision — one that should not be made by politicians or justices with political agendas. Efforts to undermine reproductive freedom, and abortion rights, are anti-family, anti-Maine and anti-American. I’m proud to stand with my colleagues from across the country as a part of the Coalition to Protect Reproductive Freedom.
President Jackson, Senate Majority Leaders Vitelli and Daughtry react to Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade
AUGUSTA – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, officially overturning the abortion rights affirmed in the case of Roe v. Wade. The ruling comes a month after a draft opinion purportedly supported by a majority of the justices on the court was leaked to […]
AUGUSTA – Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, released the following statements regarding a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade: President Jackson: “I find myself struggling to find the right words in response […]