Connecticut: A Champion for Reproductive Rights

August 2, 2023

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's devastating decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I am pleased that Connecticut has been a national leader in passing a number of measures defending residents, healthcare workers, and those from out-of-state seeking reproductive services and resources.

To further protect reproductive rights in our state, a number of bills we passed during the 2023 legislative session were recently signed into law including the following: 

  • Public Act 23-128 enacts protections for Connecticut medical providers who offer reproductive health care services against adverse actions taken by another state;
  • Public Act 23-52 allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control;
  • Public Act 23-41 increases access to reproductive health care services by college students at public institutions of higher education;
  • Public Act 23-56 establishes safeguards against the collection, sharing, and selling of personal data online, including health-related information; and
  • Public Act 23-147 improves maternal healthcare by expanding birthing hospitals in Connecticut. 

This legislation represents significant progress in protecting and expanding reproductive rights in our state. They are a testament to the tireless efforts of advocates, activists, and community members who have fought for reproductive justice. I am immensely proud of our collective achievements and I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have supported these crucial measures. 

Reproductive Rights

As your state representative, I remain committed to advancing policies that promote reproductive freedom and ensure equitable access to healthcare. Together, we can continue making strides toward a more inclusive and just society.