CT lawmakers from both parties have also proposed bills legalizing the sale in vending machines of emergency contraceptive Plan B.
Supreme Court appears divided on handling of civil rights after Roe decision
The six justices who struck down abortion rights are divided on the right to birth control, gay marriage and interracial marriage.
Barrett dodges Blumenthal on birth control, gay marriage and climate change
“Whether a question is easy or hard, I can’t take a position on it,’ Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett said.
Access Health CT to protest new Trump abortion proposal
Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act exchange, Access Health CT, is protesting a Trump administration plan that would require the nation’s insurers to send a separate bill to consumers who purchase plans with abortion coverage.
Bills approved mandating ‘essential benefits,’ helping uninsured pregnant women
A bill headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk would give uninsured women the ability to sign up for health insurance after they learn they are pregnant. A second bill sent to the governor requires individual and small-group health insurance policies to cover the same 10 “essential health benefits” the Affordable Care Act mandates.
Blumenthal, Murphy sour on Trump HHS pick
WASHINGTON — Like his predecessor, the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services, has sparked controversy and sharp criticism from Democrats, including Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.
CT lawmakers blast Trump move on employer birth-control mandate
WASHINGTON — To Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers, President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that businesses include birth control benefits in the health care policies that cover their workers amounted to fighting words. “I’m sick and tired of Republicans trying to take away women’s health care,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
CT GOP candidates prescribe over-the-counter birth control pills
WASHINGTON – To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a “war against women” some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating for changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-counter birth control.
Blumenthal touches off political war over abortion bill
WASHINGTON– Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure.
CT lawmakers back bill that would reverse Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling
WASHINGTON – Two female Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, were quick to back legislation Wednesday that would reverse the Supreme Court decision to allow companies with religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate health plans for employees include birth control coverage.