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I was about six or seven, visiting my grandfather’s farm in Vermont.  He had dairy cows, who were milked every […]

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When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. -Andrienne Rich  The events […]

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Women are telling their stories of sexual assault. The stories often trigger memories in other women. They feel invisible tears winding through a dark silence that may have lasted for decades.

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Please read first: Vote.org is a non-profit organization founded by a group of voter advocates that initially sought to provide […]

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Little did I know that my last rotation, OB-GYN, in the spring of ’66 would change the course of my […]

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The Trump administration has made good its promise to turn the clock back on reproductive rights and many other civil […]

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Conversations about the issues surrounding sexual and reproductive rights can happen anywhere. You may initiate such a conversation. Or someone […]

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August was vacation month for many.  Family visits and reunions everywhere!  We wrap our grandmotherly love around young ones, and […]

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When I got pregnant, the only legal choices were to travel to New York or Washington, D.C. So, one day […]

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Phone calls to Members of Congress are one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard. One phone […]

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We expect to hear stories all too familiar, taking us back to memories of pre-Roe.  Stories like these will happen […]

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Mother’s Day and Memorial Day—Both days can raise a mixture of responses. For many, Mother’s Day is a day of […]

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Join your sisters in fighting for reproductive rights and justice! It’s truly never been easier to get involved. Just follow […]

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Mother Nature April- Spring arrives.   Daffodils trumpet the news.   Birds return from their winter grounds. Fruit trees blossom. […]

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To influence local, state, regional, and even national politics a “Letter to the Editor” is one of the oldest tools […]

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March is Women’s History Month, following on the heels of Black History Month.  They both are interconnected. Women the world […]

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Today is National Pi Day! Here is our GRR recipe for action using Pi. Ingredients 3 letters: GRR DOT for […]

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International Women’s Day is a day when we celebrate the achievements of women and girls all over the world.  But […]

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Our next recipe is from Nana Judy and is a Recipe for Action! Servings: 2-3 or more Prep Time: A […]

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This recipe is how I got my sons to even bother eating kale. I’m sure many of you struggled as parents […]

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This February GRRs around the country are celebrating Black History Month. Too often the role of black women in the fight to protect reproductive rights has been invisible, even within the framework of Black History Month. Many older generations like mine aren’t entirely familiar with the term intersectionality as it is applied today to reproductive rights and feminism. When our granddaughters and daughters talk about intersectionality they mean looking at an issue through a lens that integrates the impacts of race, class, gender and sexual identity on each individual and community. We are never too old to learn and adjust how we look at the world.

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We have some exciting news, thanks primarily to you! Your interest has empowered Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights to grow, and […]

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It’s hard to believe that it was 45 years ago, on January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down […]

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April 2017 – It’s not how they planned to spend their golden years, but a group of grandmothers find themselves […]

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April 2017 – The Bowdoin College, Maine, chapter of NARAL-Pro-Choice America, and Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights joined forces to sign […]

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April 2017 – Judy Kahrl testified at a Judiciary Committee hearing in the Maine State Legislature in favor of a […]

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April 2017 – Indivisible rally in Brunswick in sunshine on snow brought out nearly 100  people protesting Trump administration policies. […]

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January, 2017. The day after inauguration day and GRR joins hundreds of thousands marching across the country. 

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October, 2016. It’s election season and GRRs are out talking about the economic impact of reproductive health.

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September, 2016. GRR members meet the community during Maine’s Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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May, 2016. GRR representatives join advocates from 28 states in Act for Women’s Advocacy Day.

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April, 2016. GRR hosts a public forum in Brunswick to consider the impact of federal courts on reproductive rights.

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February, 2016. Bowdoin’s NARAL group hosts GRR and women share stories across generations.

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February, 2016. Opinion piece in local newspaper helps communicate issues related to reproductive rights.

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January, 2016. GRR joins Women in Harmony for “Songs of the Spirit.”

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January, 2016. GRR is in Augusta for Maine Women’s Day.

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December, 2015. Postcard parties are on!

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November, 2015. A crowd turns out for GRR’s public discussion, “Thorny Thickets: Politics, Medicine, and Reproductive Rights” in Brunswick.

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October, 2015. More than 50 people attend a screening of the documentary, Vessel, in Brunswick

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October, 2015. GRR participates in Bath’s Citizen Involvement Day.

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September, 2015. Supporters of Planned Parenthood rally in Monument Square, Portland, Maine and GRR is there.

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September, 2015. Author Katha Pollitt speaks at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and GRR listens!

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July, 2015. LD 319, an act to expand access to reproductive healthcare in Maine, is now law!

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May, 2015. Judy Kahrl, Founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, receives Sarah Orne Jewett Award from Maine Women’s Fund.

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April, 2015.  GRR celebrates 50 years of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England providing essential health care services.

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March, 2015.  GRRs travel to Augusta, ME to support LD 319, a bill before the Maine State Legislature.

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March, 2015.  GRR wins 3rd prize in this year’s Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition.

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January, 2015.  GRR honors the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade in its new video

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January, 2015. GRR begins the new year with the Coalition for Maine Women and the Maine Choice Coalition in Augusta.

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October, 2014. GRR co-sponsors Maine Gubernatorial Forum on Economic Security for Women and their Families in Portland. 

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September, 2014. GRR shows support at Maine Women’s Lobby Gala.

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July 2014. Grandmothers get together for a sew and social.

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July, 2014. GRRs testify as Portland City Council votes to remove a buffer zone outside Planned Parenthood’s Health Center.

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June, 2014. Five GRR members travel to Washington, DC to convince Congress to support the new Women’s Health Protection Act.

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June, 2014. GRR creates new easy to read, free bookmarks for distribution at high schools, colleges, and book stores.

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GRR’s at Work!!

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May, 2014.  Grammy Jay shares a story about life before Roe v. Wade

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April, 2014. GRR members attend the 9th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference

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March, 2014. GRR members join the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) at the State House in Augusta

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February, 2014. Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights Celebrate their 1 year Anniversary!!  

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January 2014. GRR celebrates the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade with its new video, A Force Called GRR.

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January, 2014.  Members of GRR hand deliver more than 1,500 personalized Thank You postcards in Augusta, ME

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November, 2013. GRR hosts a forum for state legislators titled, “Women at the Table: The Economy and Reproductive Rights.” 

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October, 2013.  GRRs attend an advocacy meeting at the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center in Bangor, ME

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June and October, 2013.  GRRs testify at hearings of Portland, ME City Council as it considers a buffer zone

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October, 2013. Judy Kahrl of GRR Maine is a panelist in the forum, Whose Rights: Free Speech v. Free Access

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October, 2013. GRR sponsors a public dialogue in Brunswick, ME with Purnima Mane, CEO of Pathfinder International.

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April 2013. 14 GRR members participate in Planned Parenthood’s Lobby Day at the State House in Augusta, ME.  In conversations […]

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