Senator Richard Blumenthal To Receive Pro-Choice Champion Award


September 10, 2015

Hartford, CT – NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut is pleased to present Senator Richard Blumenthal with a special award from NARAL Pro-Choice America in appreciation of his outstanding support for women’s reproductive rights.

Last month the Hartford Courant published a letter to the Editor from Senator Blumenthal where he wrote:

More and better health care services for women are needed now, and urgently. Reducing the number of unintended or unwanted pregnancies is a goal we all share — a goal advanced by the family planning, counseling, education and contraception service provided by Planned Parenthood and other worthwhile organizations. I will continue to stand with them, along with countless Connecticut women who have benefited from them.

In July the Senator spoke on the floor of Congress in support of Planned Parenthood and women’s rights to reproductive medical care, and in June Senator Blumenthal spoke out at the release of NARAL Pro-Choice CT Foundation’s report "The Right To Lie”, an undercover investigation of so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Connecticut.

"We can always count on Senator Blumenthal’s unequivocal support,” stated Dr. Shannon Lane, Board Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc. "His unwavering championship of women’s rights and dignity is never open to debate.”

The Senator and Directors of NARAL Pro-Choice CT will be joined by allies and supporters for this presentation.

Friday, September 11, 2015

12:40 p.m.

Senator Blumenthal’s Office
90 State House Square
10th Floor
Hartford, CT


  • Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • Dr. Shannon Lane, Board Chair, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc.
  • Stacy Missari, Chair, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut Foundation
  • other supporters and allies


Shannon Lane or Stacy Missari, 203.787.8763

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