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Maine Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 1592)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Maine

Number

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, §§ 1592

Status

Current

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

legislature.maine.gov

Maine law prohibits any person, hospital, health-care facility, firm, association, corporation or educational institution, from discriminating against any physician, nurse or other person by refusing or withholding employment from or denying admittance, when such physician, nurse or other person refuses to perform, or assist in the performance of an abortion.

In addition, a refusal may not constitute grounds for loss of any privileges or immunities to which such physician, nurse or other person would otherwise be entitled.

The law does not require refusing individuals to provide notification or referrals to patients seeking abortion services.

Related Legislation

Similar to Maine Revised Statutes Title 22, section 1591.