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Maine's House Speaker Files Court Papers In Support Of Mississippi Abortion Rights

Ryan Fecteau
Robert F. Bukaty
Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, addresses the Legislature, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic House speaker has joined a group of state lawmakers that is filing court papers in support of maintaining abortion rights.

Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau said Tuesday he is one of almost 900 state lawmakers in the country who signed on to an amicus brief in support of abortion rights in the Dobbs vs. Women's Health Organization court case.

The office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general has filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court in that case that argue states should be allowed to decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb.