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Maine Legislature Expected to Consider Multiple AUL Pro-Life Bills Today

“Women deserve the common sense protections these laws provide.” Daniel McConchie, Vice President of Government Affairs

Augusta, ME, 6-7-11 – Americans United for Life Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel McConchie said that pro-life Americans were watching closely the Maine Legislature today as members are expected to consider three pro-life bills that AUL has championed.

Expected to come up for votes are:

– Parental consent: LD 1457, drafted by Americans United for Life and upgrades the state’s parental consent provisions to eliminate existing loopholes in the law. Sponsor: Rep. Dale Crafts.

– Women’s Right to Know/Informed Consent: LD 924, based on an AUL model bill and provides Maine women with important information about the risks of abortion. Sponsor: Rep. Eleanor Espling.

– 24-hour reflection period: LD116, Provides women with a 24 hours to consider informed consent materials prior to getting an abortion. Sponsor: Rep. Tyler Clark.

Last month, AUL Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel McConchie testified on behalf of all three bills.

“Women deserve the common sense protections these laws provide,” stated McConchie. “The committee hearing on this legislation was noteworthy in that virtually every supporter of these bills were post-abortive women who had wished these protections had been there when they made their ‘choice.’ Virtually every opponent of this legislation was an abortion provider or ally of the pro-abortion movement – the very ones who profit from abortion.”

Reporters covering the ongoing votes may call AUL’s media office for up-to-the-minute comment.