In the 1920s, the ACLU defended Mary Ware Dennett, a birth control pioneer whose sex education pamphlet was deemed obscene and whose work helped lead the way for the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. 90 years later, we are proud to work alongside our friends at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to ensure that every Maine woman can make the best decisions for herself and her family about her reproductive health. 

Today, the ACLU of Maine joins Planned Parenthood patients, supporters, and activists in Maine for #PinkOut - a day to show our support for this essential work. Join us to stand in solidarity and to fight back against those who wish to take away reproductive rights. Tell Congress to oppose efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Mon 09/28/15 | 10:55am
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Did you know? In the 2014-15 school year alone, there were 311 reported attempts to remove or restrict certain books in school curricula and libraries across the United States. From Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, more than 11,000 books ...more

Mon 09/14/15 | 10:46am
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In a victory for free speech that will have nationwide implications, a federal appeals court ruled that the City of Portland’s ban on being in medians is unconstitutional. The ruling came Friday in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Maine and the law firm ...more

Tue 09/8/15 | 10:33am
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At the center of Gov. LePage's law enforcement-heavy plan to combat Maine's growing drug addiction problem: a shadowy government agency known as a "fusion center." Never heard of it? That's no surprise.

As this weekend's Press Herald story on fusion centers points out:

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