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February 19, 2024 Update

Efforts are underway to place abortion-related ballot measures to amend the state constitution in Maine to guarantee a right to personal protective autonomy (awaiting Senate vote)

August 17, 2023 Update

In July, Maine’s governor signed a bill into law allowing abortion access later in pregnancy if deemed necessary by a physician. The previous law banned abortions at roughly 24 weeks, except for instances where the patient’s life is at risk. The law is effective 90 days after the completion of the state legislative session.


State Legislation and Reproductive Medicine

The ASRM Center for Policy and Leadership (CPL) has released reports concerning States' Abortion Laws and their Potential Implications for Reproductive Medicine. Current as of the date of publication, the reports provide an overview of states’ abortion laws, together with analysis of potential implications for reproductive medicine, including IVF.

More Reproductive Rights Resources