Statement from Attorney General Frey in support of protecting abortion rights

December 1, 2021

AUGUSTA - Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which could result in the unraveling of the right of patients to obtain a safe and legal abortion currently protected under Roe v. Wade.

Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey released the following statement:

"Similar to the overwhelming majority of Americans, I support legal abortion. The Mississippi law banning abortions at 15 weeks is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade, and an unconstitutional attack on millions of Americans who may seek reproductive health care. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, dozens of states could move quickly to ban abortions. As long as I serve as your attorney general, I will do everything in my power to protect Mainers access to reproductive health care, which includes the right to a legal abortion."

Attorney General Frey has joined with attorneys general across the country in challenging unconstitutional abortion bans in Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina. He also testified against legislation which would have significantly restricted abortion access in Maine.