Our View: LePage clearly an outlier on women’s health care
He espouses the illogical belief that ending abortion will help Maine sustain its population. At the same time, he cuts services that actually benefit low-income adults and families.
Written by Portland Press Herald
Throughout his 3½ years in office, Gov. LePage has received a lot of press for what he’s said about welfare, public education and job creation. Comparatively speaking, his views on reproductive rights have gone largely under the radar.
But when the Republican governor declares that ending access to abortion is critical to the nation’s oldest state sustaining its population – as he did this week – it should be a wake-up call to all voters concerned about preserving access to not only abortion but also birth control and family planning services. Maine is in the middle of a closely fought gubernatorial election, and Maine voters should pay attention to their governor’s eccentric stand on an issue that affects thousands of women.
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