Resource: Jenkins v. Almy


September 20, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Maine, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit challenging a Maine law requiring that abortions be performed only by physicians and blocking qualified nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives (also known as advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs) from providing this care, despite their rigorous post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience. The physician-only law severely restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, a rural and medically underserved state.

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Institution: ACLU

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Jenkins v. Lynch