Senator Needleman Releases Statement In Response To Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Rights And Access

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) released the following statement after the Supreme Court today ruled in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health to effectively strike down Roe v Wade, which has codified the right to seek an abortion for nearly 50 years.

"Today is a sad day for women and women's rights in the United States. I believe strongly that these decisions should be made between a woman and her doctor and that the government should have a very limited role in this conversation. I am grateful, however, that Connecticut has taken steps in a bipartisan way to protect the rights of women and to ensure they can get adequate reproductive healthcare on their terms in our state."