LD 494 would impose a state version of the federal Hyde Amendment by prohibiting MaineCare from covering abortion.

LD 494 would revoke MaineCare funding for patients seeking abortions. This legislation would still allow coverage for patients who decide to continue a pregnancy, but would withhold coverage for those who seek abortion, effectively creating state-backed coercion and interference in patients’ most personal decisions about their bodies.

Sponsors

Representative Kathy Irene Javner

Status

Active

Session

The First Regular Session of the 131st Maine Legislature

Bill number

Position

Oppose

Testimony was delivered to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary by ACLU of Maine Policy Director Meagan Sway.