Lack of Abortion Access in Maine
While Maine has few abortion restrictions, there is a lack of abortion providers.
In Maine, nearly two-thirds of counties lack an abortion provider and in the counties where there are providers, many only offer abortion care during the first trimester. With this lack of access, many women often travel to other states for abortion care.
Throughout the U.S., there is a shortage of providers willing to perform abortions and a declining number of hospitals that provide abortion services. This can make it extremely difficult for women to obtain care, especially in rural areas.