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New abortion law in effect in Connecticut protects providers, patients from other states

Connecticut is among a handful of states leading the way to strengthen abortion rights. Some of those pro-choice state leaders met with President Joe Biden Friday virtually, including Gov. Ned Lamont.

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2022, 4:00 PM

Updated 717 days ago

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Connecticut is among a handful of states leading the way to strengthen abortion rights. Some of those pro-choice state leaders met with President Joe Biden Friday virtually, including Gov. Ned Lamont.
The governor signed the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act into law back in May. That abortion rights law went into effect in Connecticut Friday.
"Most important next step is elect more senators and congressman who make Roe v Wade by legislation the law of the land the way it’s been for the last 50 years," Lamont told News 12 Connecticut Friday in Westport.
State Rep. Matt Blumenthal drafted the safe harbor part of the legislation.
"It essentially protects providers, doctors, nurses, health facilities and our residents and anyone who comes here for care from legal consequences from inter-state attack," said Blumenthal.
The governor took a step further Friday on abortion. He sent out a message to businesses in other states that ban abortion, inviting them to relocate to the safety of Connecticut.
"Maybe your employees, your investors, your customers like the fact that you're in a state that respects women's right to choose," said Lamont.
The governor says a lot of liberties are being compromised this Fourth of July weekend.


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