June 24, 2022

Senator Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision issued today on Roe v. Wade:

“What we are seeing in other states in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling issued today is distressing, alarming, and would never stand in Connecticut. I am grateful to live in Connecticut where we have already codified into state law the protections of Roe v. Wade. Connecticut strongly protects a woman’s right to choose and has embedded these protections in our state laws. As a result, the Supreme Court’s decision does not change a woman’s right to choose in the state of Connecticut. That will not change. But the restriction of rights in other states is deeply concerning and I know that even as our rights are protected here in Connecticut, our hearts are with the women in other states who are seeing a shift in policy that directly conflicts with my core belief that all people should have freedom when it comes to their bodies and their health. I have always maintained the principle of protecting personal body choice freedoms and have always voted in support of legislation that protects these rights as well as policies focused on increasing access to health care for all women, children, and families. In Connecticut we have a long history of working together in bipartisan efforts to protect important public health policies. It is why we have such strong protections in CT today that will remain even as this ruling impacts other states.”