State announces website and hotline for information on abortion services

CT launches new reproductive rights hotline and website
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 12:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:58 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – In the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe Versus Wade, today Governor Lamont announced new services that will help people seeking abortions in our state find providers.

“This is a family friendly state. This is a state that is not going to allow anyone to take away the fundamental rights for our women and girls,” said Governor Ned Lamont.

Lamont made it clear he will do all he can to help women seeking abortions in our state get one by announcing a telephone hotline and website that will make it easier to find service providers in Connecticut

Attorney General William Tong emphasized that should republicans take control of the house and senate, there is already a push for a nationwide abortion ban.

“While we celebrate the launching of this website and hotline, understand that this is a really important and dangerous time for women and patients here in Connecticut,” said Tong.

Officials said starting Friday, people can call 1-866-CTCHOICE (1-866-282-4642) or visit portal.ct.gov/reproductiverights for information on reproductive rights and providers in Connecticut.

“Despite the Supreme Court’s radical decision to strip the right of individuals to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions, the State of Connecticut will never stand between you and your doctor,” said Lamont. “If you are ready to have a family, we want you to you have access to the healthcare you need, and if for any reason you need abortion services, we support you and we want to make sure you can find the healthcare you need as easily as possible. That’s why setting up this hotline and website is a priority for me and my team.”