Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

June 24, 2022

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

Today, Senate President Martin Looney (D-New Haven) 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.

“This decision will cause confusion, pain, and division across our country and will do so disproportionally for low income women whose health care options are already limited. Democrats in the General Assembly anticipated this upending of legal precedent and enacted additional safeguards for reproductive health care in our state this year, including protection against litigation from residents of other states.”