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Christian group reassures supporters that LePage would restrict abortion despite debate stance

One of the state’s leading anti-abortion organizations is trying to reassure supporters that former Republican Gov. Paul LePage remains an ally after he said during a debate last week that if elected, he would veto any bill banning access to the procedure after 15 weeks.

Last week’s newsletter from the Christian Civic League of Maine essentially makes the same case that Democrats have been making during most of the gubernatorial campaign: that LePage would support abortion restrictions if he defeats Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in November.

But in last week’s debate, hosted by Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald, LePage said that he would veto any bill that seeks to change Maine’s abortion law, which establishes a fetal viability standard of about 28 weeks.

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