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Posted inHealth, Money, Politics

Malloy’s ‘across-the-board’ cuts target education, town aid and social services

To offset new taxes that have rankled business groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed trimming up to 1.5 percent of discretionary spending in the new state budget. But the administration’s proposal shows the bulk of the cuts would likely fall on education, municipal aid, health care and social services. And a key legislator has warned that most of those areas could face even deeper cuts once the new fiscal year is underway.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

A Connecticut father reflects on reproductive choice

I had an abortion. Well, not exactly. But in supporting my then-girlfriend in her decision to end her pregnancy – using mifepristone and misoprostol, which make possible a “medical abortion” – I shared responsibility and the relief this option brought us. Men are free-riders, insulated from criticism of abortion. Men are also among the most vocal critics, denouncing women for controlling their own bodies. Yet men, too, benefit from choice – from women’s ability to decide whether to carry a pregnancy to term.