Hartford, Conn. (WTIC Radio)-The Lamont Administration, reacting to the recent decision overturning Roe versus Wade, has offered two new abortion services, a hotline number and website.
The hotline number, regarding information about reproductive rights is 1-866-CT Choice. The website is ct.gov/reproductive rights.
“Despite the Supreme Court’s radical decision to strip the right of individuals to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions, the State of Connecticut will never stand between you and your doctor,” Governor Lamont said. “If you are ready to have a family, we want you to you have access to the healthcare you need, and if for any reason you need abortion services, we support you and we want to make sure you can find the healthcare you need as easily as possible. That’s why setting up this hotline and website is a priority for me and my team.”
“Abortion is legal in Connecticut,” Attorney General William Tong said. “Despite that, the chaos following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs has created confusion and panic. This website and hotline promote access to important information for patients and providers. Even in Connecticut, we cannot take our rights for granted. We are already seeing efforts here and nationwide to erode access and erect unnecessary barriers to abortion. Should Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress, there are plans in place already to push for a nationwide abortion ban. If that happens, I will be the first to sue. In any court, in any state, I will be there to protect the personal and professional decisions of women and doctors.”
“We are already seeing the devastating human impact of laws and policies that restrict the basic healthcare rights of individuals and put caring clinicians in jeopardy for simply providing essential care to their patients,” Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre Gifford said. “As a former practicing OB-GYN who understands the difficult decisions that pregnant patients can face, I am proud to work in a state and for a governor that is committed to preserving the essential and basic right to make personal healthcare decisions. This phone line and website will provide essential information and resources to people seeking abortion services in Connecticut.”
“A woman’s right to choose to have a safe abortion has been at the heart of providing safe care to women for 50 years,” Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani said. “In Connecticut, we are fortunate that there will be no change to continuing to provide women safe choices in their medical care. We will always be committed to optimizing public health. In Connecticut, a woman’s right to choose is still protected.”
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