Governor Mills Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in June Medical Services v. Russo

June 29, 2020

Governor Janet Mills today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russostriking down Louisiana’s restrictions on abortion services:

“This is a welcome decision for women not only in Louisiana but for women acrossthe country who have fought to protect their rights in the face of relentless attacks by politicians. In Maine, my Administration will work to ensure that every person can access affordable, high-quality health care, including safe reproductive services, no matter their income, their zip code, or the color of their skin.”

Governor Mills, in collaboration with the Legislature, expanded access to critical reproductive care in Maine by introducing and signing legislation to allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions in addition to physicians. She also signed legislation (PDF) to require private and public insurance providers to cover abortion services.