Maine's provider of family planning services is taking steps to make sure patients don't see an interruption in birth control prescriptions while much of the state enters shut-down mode.
Maine Family Planning has 18 clinics in the state and serves thousands of residents. The nonprofit said Tuesday it's extending birth control services.
Representatives for the organization say the move will make sure people maintain access, limit unnecessary office visits and potentially help avert a "baby boom."
The Bangor Daily News reports there's precedent for an unexpected stretch of isolation at home leading to a spike in births.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980