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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling on the Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

"It is a sad moment for our nation and infuriating that the U.S. Supreme Court has moved to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years. In 1973, Roe granted women across our nation the right to make personal decisions about their bodies and futures. This ruling is not in line with the values of the majority of Americans who overwhelmingly support Roe. Personal decisions about reproductive healthcare should only be made between a patient and their doctor- not by politicians or Supreme Court Justices. Full stop. 

 

I want the residents of Norwalk to know that here in Connecticut, Governor Lamont, the Legislature and myself will continue to ensure their rights are protected. I am also proud that in May, Governor Lamont signed the first-of-its-kind legislation that protects medical providers and patients seeking abortion care in Connecticut who may be traveling from other states that have banned abortion. Connecticut is and will remain a safe haven for those across America who need access to safe, legal abortion care." 

 

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