July 7, 2016

Nancy On Norwalk | Mark Chapman

NORWALK, Conn. — The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) has engaged Sarah Croucher, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state attempts to restrict access to abortion clinics.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Silver Star Diner, 210 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk. The event is free and open to the public.  Food and beverages are available from the restaurant.

“Reproductive rights in the U.S. today seem to present a paradox,” HFFC wrote in announcing Croucher’s visit. “On one hand, attacks on abortion rights threaten to roll back the protection of Roe vs. Wade for many American women. But progressive states such as Maryland and Vermont are passing laws that expand birth control access, with other states such as New York pushing forward with paid family leave. Sarah will discuss the threats to reproductive rights, along with the victories. She will talk about what we can do here in Connecticut to ensure that we are at the forefront of progressive legislation, the new threats that are rising, and the need to stay active in state politics to ensure our freedoms.”

Croucher moved to Connecticut from the United Kingdom nine years ago. She recently made a move from academia (Wesleyan and Columbia Universities) to NARAL, and is looking forward to making sure that Connecticut is one of the strongest states in the nation for reproductive rights.

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County “combine reason with compassion, integrating modern understanding of the world with an affirmative life view,” the release states.

For more information on HFFC, including talks, discussions, book group, movie events, and parties, visit meetup.com/HFFCCT.


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