As Supreme Court Threatens Right to Choose, Gov. Lamont Signs First-in-the-Nation Legislation Protecting Reproductive Rights
This week, as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Gov. Lamont signed legislation ensuring abortion patients and providers are protected in Connecticut.
The first-in-the-nation law protects patients seeking abortion care in Connecticut who may be traveling from other states that have outlawed abortion. The law comes at a critical time, as Republican-led states pass extreme, draconian measures to restrict access to reproductive health care and make criminals out of people who receive them.
Here are the latest headlines on Gov. Lamont’s historic action to protect reproductive rights:
- CNN: Connecticut governor signs law protecting abortion seekers and providers from out-of-state lawsuits
- NBC Connecticut: Lamont Signs Reproductive Rights Bill Into Law: “Governor Ned Lamont signed a historic bill into law that will protect medical providers and patients seeking abortion care.”
- Axios: Connecticut enacts law making state safe haven for abortion providers: “Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) on Thursday signed into law a bill to protect abortion providers and patients from bans in other states.”
- Hartford Courant: Gov. Lamont signs Connecticut’s new abortion law offering protections for patients, providers
“With the urgent threat of the Supreme Court overturning Roe and Republicans plotting to ban abortion in their states, Gov. Lamont’s action to protect abortion patients and providers couldn’t come at a more critical moment,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Across the country, Democratic governors are taking action to ensure people have the freedom to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care.”