Maine Gov. Janet Mills speaks at a news conference, Jan. 17, 2023, in Augusta, Maine. A proposal that would give Maine one of the least restrictive abortion laws in the country came up for debate Monday, May 1, while passage seemed all but assured because of Democratic control of the state's legislature. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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If people believe that medical decisions are personal and should be made by the client/patient in concert with doctors, rather than legislators, they might want to support LD 1619, an act to protect the rights of women/people of child-bearing age. This bill protects the privacy of patients obtaining an abortion, changes the standard for when an abortion may be performed after viability to when a licensed physician determines it is necessary, and removes criminal penalties for performing an abortion.

Let’s get politics out of the bedroom. Abortion is part of protecting women’s health.

Linda Garson Smith