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Opponents of Maine’s new abortion law won’t seek to nullify it through a referendum


Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Groups opposed to Maine’s new law expanding access to abortions won’t attempt to nullify the new statute through a so-called People’s Veto referendum. Republican Rep. Laurel Libby, leader of the Speak Up for LIFE group, said Wednesday that allies decided to focus their resources on electing candidates who are opposed to abortions instead of collecting signatures and running a referendum campaign. The bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills last month allows abortions at any time if deemed medically necessary by a doctor, making the law one of the nation’s least restrictive.

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