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Fighting for Abortion Access

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 want Congress to pass legislation making abortion safe, legal, ...

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 partisan court will be...

Pingree votes to codify Roe v. Wade, uphold abortion access nationwide

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted with her Democratic U.S. House colleagues to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would protect abortion access nationwide and finally codify the protections established by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. Passage of the WHPA comes just weeks after the U.S. Su...

Supreme Court strikes down Texas law that would have restricted women's access to abortion

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to overturn a Texas law placing medically unnecessary regulations on abortion. The law would have slashed the number of clinics there, making it much more difficult for women to receive an abortion and other reproductive health services. “The intent of the Texas law was never about making women safer...

Texas grand jury decides to exonerate Planned Parenthood, indict anti-abortion activists

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement after a Texas grand jury cleared a Planned Parenthood clinic of any wrongdoing and indicted the anti-abortion activists who produced a heavily edited video smearing the organization. The people behind those videos had a very clear agenda: they wanted to shut down Planned Parenthood and deny women the right to make personal, private medic...

Pingree condemns anti-abortion bill in House today

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree had harsh words for an anti abortion bill up for a vote in the U.S. House today, on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. "Frankly, this is another example of how Republicans in Congress just don't understand women's lives," Pingree said. "Over and over again they have tried to restrict abortion, drive women's health clinics out of business, and genera...

Pingree statement on Supreme Court decision regarding abortion clinic buffer zones

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today to strike down a law in Massachusetts that required protesters to stay 35 feet from the entrances of reproductive health clinics. “I’m extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down reasonable steps to protect patient safety at abortion clinics. Protesters have the right to ...

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