CT legislative leaders say parental notification bills are unlikely to be successful this year, but advocates want to “get a dialogue going.”
Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion remains legal in Connecticut up until a fetus can live independently outside the womb.
With CT safe harbor law passed, clinicians training to perform abortions
Now that Connecticut allows advanced practice clinicians to perform aspiration abortions, some nurses have begun learning the procedure.
CT Democrats in D.C. explore different paths to protecting abortion access
Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has suggested voting on individual components of a bill that would broadly protect abortion access.
U.S. health secretary vows in CT visit to fight for abortion rights
Xavier Becerra said the Biden administration will use all of its powers to assist abortion providers and their patients.
CT is now a ‘safe harbor’ for abortion seekers. What does that mean?
As some states ban abortion, Connecticut is strengthening legal protections for abortion seekers from other states, as well as providers.
‘My heart dropped:’ Connecticut’s young adults shaken by reversal of Roe
Young people expressed dismay Friday at the erasure of the constitutional right to abortion, and fear for the future of this country.
With overturn of Roe v. Wade, CT gears up for a surge of patients seeking abortions
The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade led immediately to abortion bans in nine states, but abortion remains legal in CT.
Sightlines: From the cities to rural areas, Connecticut has an abortion access issue
Connecticut residents should realize we live in a glass house when it comes to abortion access.
The Supreme Court has refused to block Texas’ abortion ban
In separate dissents, Justices Sotomayor and Elena Kagan decried the 5-4 decision allowing Texas’ six-week abortion ban to continue.
Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court; Sen. Blumenthal says day was ‘sad, surreal’
A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a vote Sen. Richard Blumenthal called ‘surreal.’
Blumenthal presses Barrett on anti-abortion ads, gun case
But as she had during hours of her confirmation hearing, the Supreme Court nominee deflected Blumenthal’s questions.
As Trump picks Barrett to replace Ginsburg, Blumenthal, Murphy unleash their opposition
The CT senators have already rejected Barrett for her legal views. Now they say her nomination is ‘illegitimate’ too.
Lawmakers to revive aid in dying, crisis pregnancy centers legislation
Aid in dying and the regulation of faith-based pregnancy centers are poised to return this legislative session.
For the first time, DeLauro shepherds massive spending bill through Congress
As chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pressing to boost funding for health, labor and education programs by billions of dollars.
Anti-abortion advocates call failure of crisis pregnancy center bill an ‘act of God’
While opponents of a proposal to regulate the state’s crisis pregnancy centers hailed the bill’s defeat, pro-choice advocates vowed to bring it back next year.