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Deceptive advertising for reproductive health care hurts CT women and girls

Amanda* came to see me in exasperation. I could see it in her eyes. At the age of 17, living with her aunt and cousins, she found herself pregnant and with no one to confide in. She said she had been going to a pregnancy resource center, or fake women’s health center, in Hartford for a few months and voicing her desire to have an abortion. She was repeatedly told to return in another week for her procedure.

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Gambling must remain the exclusive right of the Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations

Indigenous people of the Americas (aka “Native Americans” or “American Indians”) across the United States are mostly invisible to us. Even the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation identities are reduced to their casinos. How many patrons take the time to understand the long, complicated history that culminated in these resorts?