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I strongly believe a woman has the right to make decisions about her own reproductive health. And I believe that abortion is a core health service. It’s a right that generations of women and families have relied on to decide when and if to have children. But over the last few years, we’ve seen an unprecedented, coordinated attack on reproductive freedom at all levels of government - including the Supreme Court. 

By stealing two Supreme Court seats, Republicans got their wish when the Court overturned Roe v. Wade, robbing women of the right to make decisions about their own bodies and instead empowering extreme politicians to make some of the most personal and consequential decisions for them. Connecticut has some of the strongest laws in the country protecting access to abortion, but the Court’s decision impacts every person in every state. 

I’m working hard to make sure women - no matter where they live - have access to critical health care services, including abortions and contraception.

I am proud to cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would guarantee equal access to abortion, free from restrictions and bans that interfere with a patient’s ability to make personal health decisions without political interference, and the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act, which would protect the rights of Americans to cross state lines to receive reproductive health care. I will stand up to any and all efforts in Congress to defund reproductive health care or restrict patients’ fundamental right to make their own health care decisions. I have also pushed the Biden administration to develop a national plan to defend Americans’ reproductive rights and was glad to see the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services clarify that doctors who provide abortions as part of emergency medical treatment are protected under federal law, even in states criminalizing abortion.

I support the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits insurance companies from discriminating based on gender and provides women in Connecticut with affordable access to contraception. I also fought against the Trump administration’s restrictions to the Title X family planning program, which offers comprehensive reproductive health care to low-income people across the country.