As is usually the case in this sort of thing, the bill is disingenuously and deceptively named An Act To Prevent Discrimination in Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women in Maine. It is a bill for public funding of abortion. The Summary is as follows (my emphasis):
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide coverage to a MaineCare member for abortion services. The bill provides that abortion services that are not approved Medicaid services must be funded by the State. The bill also directs the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules no later than March 1, 2020.
The bill also requires that health insurance carriers that provide coverage for maternity services also provide coverage for abortion services. The bill applies this requirement to all health insurance policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2020, except for those religious employers granted an exclusion of coverage. The bill authorizes the Superintendent of Insurance to grant an exemption from the requirements if enforcement of the requirements would adversely affect the allocation of federal funds to the State.
The complete text is here. The new Democratic Governor, Democratic Speaker of the House and the Democratic Assistant Majority Leader, have endorsed, supported and pushed this and other upcoming legislation to further abortion in this State, and to oppose attempts to restrict abortion.
There is a PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 1:00 PM, Cross Building, Room 220
So far, I can find nothing on the Diocesan website regarding this. However, Maine Right to Life has it in their ALERTS section here, as well as a detailed piece here: please look at it. It has lots of legislative links. Here are the two most important:
Find your senator and representative, mail or call him or her. Just as the proliferation of slavery was a central plank of the Democratic Part, a plank they maintained up into the Civil War, the expansion of abortion and it’s congeners is a central plank – some say the central plank of today’s Democratic party. With complete control of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Maine government by the Democrats, look for more, much more, of this in the years to come.