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Our View: Maine should end ban on abortion funding

By The Editorial Board:

It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down state laws banning abortion, establishing that all women have a constitutional right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy if that’s their choice.

Since then, lawmakers at the state and federal levels have battled to determine the circumstances under which a woman can exercise her right, and what limits would be permissible under the broad outlines described in Roe v. Wade. One of the most effective ways the law gets between a woman and her doctor has been the federal ban on taxpayer funding for abortion, a rider attached to a variety of spending bills known as The Hyde Amendment.

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