FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2017
Hartford, CT – Members of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut will join hundreds of thousands of people across the nation and the world in marching and rallying today. We fully support the mission of the Women’s March on Washington to "stand in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” Our members are proud to be a part of the many events today to energize ourselves to fight for equality at every level.
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut Executive Director, Sarah Croucher, will be speaking at the Hartford sister event, held at the state capitol. "We are proud of Connecticut’s long tradition as a leader in pro-choice policy,” said Croucher. "Under the new administration, we are concerned about reproductive healthcare on many levels: through the potential loss of funding to Planned Parenthood, through the erosion of abortion rights, and through the loss of the Affordable Care Act. Over the coming months and years, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut plans to be at the forefront of state-based action to protect reproductive healthcare access for all residents of our state, no matter their economic status or identity.”
This weekend is a poignant one for reproductive rights. Not only is it inauguration weekend for an avowedly ant-choice president. Sunday also marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case in which the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion. On this weekend, NARAL members marching and rallying in Connecticut and around the country, will be readying themselves for the fight ahead to continue protecting this straightforward constitutional right to make our own choices about our own bodies.
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About NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Inc.
The legislative arm of NARAL works to pass pro-choice legislation and defend against anti-choice legislation at the state capitol, believing strongly that all women have the right to access the full range of reproductive choices including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.