Gov. Lamont, rallygoers voice support for Roe v. Wade on Westport bridge known for protests

Lamont stood with protesters saying, "Keep your hands off our women. Keep your hands off our doctors. Keep your hands off our clinics." .

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2022, 5:46 PM

Updated 804 days ago

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As the U.S. braces for a final decision from the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade protests have been happening across the nation. In Westport, a large demonstration featuring state and local officials gathered on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge early Sunday evening.
Gov. Ned Lamont calls the bridge, that has seen its share of protests over the years, the "conscious of Connecticut."
Lamont, Sen. Richard Blumentahl (D-CT), and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) were among several state and local officials who joined activists in support of Roe v. Wade.
Organizer Darcy Hicks tells News 12 that Mother's Day is a symbolic day to protest women's reproductive rights and the right to abortion.
"We honor this day as a day of waking up this country to who we are, what we're worth and the fact that we can make decisions without men in robes telling us what to do with our bodies," says Hicks.
Lamont stood with protesters saying, "Keep your hands off our women. Keep your hands off our doctors. Keep your hands off our clinics." He stated they are not participating with the decision to overturn the ruling, but will fight back against what he calls "vigilante justice."
Connecticut is among several states that have signed sweeping bills to protect women from out of state coming to seek abortions.
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