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Paul LePage Refuses to Rule Out Signing Out-of-Touch Abortion Restrictions

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Last Friday, Paul LePage once again refused to rule out signing abortion restrictions into law if elected governor of Maine.

Asked by the Bangor Daily News whether he would commit to not overturning abortion protections, LePage said he “didn’t say that.”

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, LePage has doubled down on his opposition to reproductive freedoms. And as governor, LePage defunded the state family planning agency, frequently attended anti-abortion rallies, and even said, “we should not have abortion.”

“While Gov. Janet Mills protects the right to choose and expands access to reproductive health care, Paul LePage is leaving the door open to extreme abortion restrictions that would drag Maine backward,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “LePage is proving once again that he’s too radical and too out-of-touch for Maine.”