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Pingree Votes to Protect Contraception Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today passed legislation to codify the right to contraception, now under threat following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Right to Contraception Act (H.R. 8373), will ensure that Americans continue to have the legal right—first recognized in the…

Pingree to POTUS: Declare a Public Health Emergency to Protect Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is among 83 lawmakers urging President Biden and United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra to issue a Public Health Emergency declaration to ensure continued access to abortion care nationwide. In the letter, Pingree and 82 other members of Congress wrote: “As we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health…

Pingree, House Democrats Again Vote to Establish Federal Right to Abortion

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today once again passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to codify the right to an abortion protect abortion access nationwide in wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The WHPA would establish the federal right for health care providers to carry out an abortion, and for…

Pingree Backs Bill Protecting Travel for Abortion Care

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As Republican-controlled states across the country restrict abortion access following the fall of Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored legislation to protect the right to travel for reproductive health care. Introduced by Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas), the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act (H.R.…

Pingree Applauds Biden Admin. for Acting to Protect Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued this statement applauding President Joe Biden for taking action to protect abortion access nationwide in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “Since a radical, partisan Supreme Court took away 50 years of established legal precedent with the stroke of a pen, conservative…

AFTER ROE: In Appropriations Committee, Pingree Fights to Expand Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and fellow Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee today countered attacks on reproductive health care from the Supreme Court and rightwing legislatures. In the fiscal year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the full House…

Pingree Statement on ‘Catastrophic’ SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “Today’s catastrophic ruling is the culmination of a decades-long effort by Republican extremists to install anti-choice justices on a High Court that routinely overrules Congress and the public’s will with…

Pingree Backs Bill to Protect Reproductive Providers and Patients from Anti-Abortion Extremists

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today signed on to the Healthcare Providers Safety Act to protect patients and abortion care providers who have faced heightened harassment and violence by anti-abortion extremists emboldened by the Supreme Court’s pending challenge to Roe v. Wade.  “Patients and providers entering reproductive health care centers should…

Pingree’s Office Flooded with 3,500+ Messages of Support for Abortion Access

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SCOTUS Protest - March 2

Ahead of today’s expected vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the Senate, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is sharing results from an abortion access survey of Mainers conducted in wake of the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Of the 3,530 respondents, 82% (2,854 individuals) said they…

Pingree Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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SCOTUS Protest - March 2

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “I share the feelings of outrage, fear, and utter shock that millions of women across the country are experiencing right now. If this draft Supreme Court opinion is genuine and Roe v. Wade is overturned, a deeply…

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