NBC Connecticut – June 24, 2022
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released a statement after the ruling was released.
“In overturning Roe, the Court strips women of the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions and puts that power in the hands of the government.
“A woman no longer has the right to decide when and whether to bear children. In fact, if Mitch McConnell is in charge, he’ll be leading a national ban on abortion, shredding laws in Connecticut and other states protecting women’s choice.
“Every American should have the right to decide whether and when to have children. Politicians do not know better than women what kind of care they need from their physicians. The government should never be allowed to dictate decisions about pregnancy that should remain between a woman and her doctor. The government should not be able to impose a forced pregnancy on anyone – especially a pregnancy that is the result of abuse or rape or threatens their life.”