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Should Maine consider any new legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court abortion decision?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to eliminate the nationwide constitutional right to abortions isn’t expected to have an impact in Maine, which is one of 32 states where abortion remains legally protected. The court’s ruling is expected to lead to an influx of out-of-state patients seeking abortions at Maine clinics as a result.

The ruling will also have political implications, as lawmakers consider related legislation in the wake of the decision and candidates up for election in November take stances on the issue. Maine Democrats have vowed to ward off any attempts to adopt restrictions on abortions and Gov. Janet Mills has said she would veto any efforts to put up roadblocks to women’s access to the procedure. Maine Republicans, meanwhile, haven’t immediately suggested the state should pursue any restrictions even though they’ve expressed support for the court’s ruling and the Maine Republican party’s statewide platform firmly opposes abortion.

But what do you think? Do you think the state of Maine should pursue any new legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision? Let us know what you think by taking the poll and commenting below.

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