Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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June 24, 2022

State Senator Matt Lesser Releases Statement Following Supreme Courts Decision To Overturn Roe V Wade

Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade:

“Five right-wing justices have thrown down the gauntlet, jeopardizing the reproductive rights of millions of families across the country,” said Sen. Lesser. “The reckless scope of this decision is simply staggering – it threatens not just the right to abortion, but all kinds of other rights as well, including rights to marry and rights to contraception. The Supreme Court may be stuck in the 19th century, but Connecticut now has an obligation to review our laws to ensure 21st century access to health care not just in our state but nationwide. Our role shouldn’t be underestimated – a century and a half ago, Connecticut was a critical stop on the Underground Railroad. We should consider playing a same role today for women facing threats and imprisonment in nearly half the country.”