Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

May 2, 2022

Looney, Duff Statement on Draft Supreme Court Decision Overturning Abortion Rights

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released a statement following tonight’s reporting of a draft decision from the United State Supreme Court which will overturn Roe v. Wade and decades of legal precedent on abortion rights.

“We feared this proposed decision and now this nightmare appears to be all too real. America is likely headed down a dark path where individual states will adopt conflicting statutes leading to additional divisions in an already divided nation. This proposed decision will cause needless confusion, pain, and death across our country. With Democratic majorities, Connecticut will continue to protect the right to make informed choices on reproductive health. We only wish we could say the same for all other states.”