Maine Women Online

The Maine Women's Lobby is dedicated to legislative action on behalf of Maine women and girls. Since our formation in 1978, we have held true to the vision that women and girls should have economic security, access to health care, and freedom from violence and discrimination.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Who’s Paying? Who’s Benefiting?
How Health Reform in Maine Affects Your Small Business’ Bottom Line

Consumers for Affordable Health Care, in partnership with the Maine Small Business Alliance and Maine Women's Policy Center, is conducting a series of workshops on health care reform targeted to small businesses. The workshop is being held in Bangor, Auburn, and Portland in October.

· Click here for more information on the workshops.

Please help us in spreading the word about the workshop by passing along this flyer to your members, contacts, and/or lists. Also, if you have events occurring over the next month or so where these flyers could be handed out, please let us know and we will get a packet of copies to you for distribution.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Judges Are Making Harder for Minors to Recieve Abortions

Even though abortion is still legal in this country, federal judges are making it harder and harder for women to recieve one. This article outlines the outlandish behavior of some federal judges who are refusing to hear cases involving minors wishing to wave the parental consent requirements in their state to recieve an abortion. The refusal of these judges to hear these cases has serious consequences - endangering the lives and the health of teenage girls in this counrty. To read the article go to: