Across the country, reproductive rights and abortion access are under constant attack. These threats may seem far away, but there’s work to do here in Connecticut to ensure all residents can get the care they need.
Connecticut’s 2022 legislative session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 9. This legislative session we must take proactive steps to protect and expand abortion access and give everyone the freedom to make their own health care decisions without shame, stigma, and political interference.
Here are a few of our priorities for the year to honor our state’s legacy as a leader in the fight for reproductive freedom.
Advancing Reproductive Health + Rights
We will continue to work together with our champions and our community and coalitions partners to:
- Expand abortion access and eliminate medically unnecessary barriers to abortion that prevent qualified clinicians from providing abortion care in our state
- Make health care accessible and affordable for all people, regardless of immigration status, by opening Medicaid (HUSKY) coverage for all income-eligible residents
- Protect care at Planned Parenthood and improve funding for family planning providers so patients can continue to access quality sexual and reproductive health care in their communities
- Improve maternal health and birth outcomes by expanding access to Doula care and working towards reimbursement for Doulas through Medicaid and private insurance
- Tackle period poverty by ensuring every person has access to free menstrual products in public schools
- Support policy recommendations from the Endometriosis Working Group, providing critical interventions for 1 in 10 people impacted by endometriosis
Building an Equitable Connecticut
Our movement is intersectional – achieving reproductive freedom requires policies that advance racial and social justice, eliminate health care disparities, and build a more equitable state. This year, we support our partners who are leading the work to:
- Establish monitoring and regulation of health care within correctional facilities
- Improve the rights of sexual assault survivors and address sexual violence
- Advance economic justice by improving Connecticut’s paid sick days laws, passing fair work week legislation, building equity into our state’s current tax structure
- Expand access to voting
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