Yesterday, the Family Institute of Connecticut PAC released a list of endorsements for four State Senate candidates and 17 State Representative candidates. All but one of these endorsements are for Republicans. In a year where Connecticut Republicans have tried hard to argue that reproductive freedom is not an issue in our state, it is vital that we recognize the fact that there is a real political movement here dedicated to restricting access to abortion and restricting LGBTQ rights. State Senator Joe Markley was endorsed by the Family Institute of Connecticut PAC in the primary, showing that the Republican ticket this year supports these regressive politics right to the highest levels.
Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Sarah Croucher, said: “Reproductive freedom is an economic issue for many across our state. The ability to access birth control, abortion, and other reproductive healthcare has a deep, and often long-lasting, impact on women in our state. At a time when access to reproductive healthcare is under attack from the federal government, it is vital that we have state-level politicians who are committed to protecting the gains we have made in relation to reproductive rights here in Connecticut. Reproductive rights matter more to voters than ever before and we hope to see only pro-choice politicians elected in our state on November 6.”
The following NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut PAC endorsed candidates are running against a Family Institute of Connecticut PAC endorsed opponent:
Julie Kushner, 24th District (D)
Vickie Nardello, 16th District (D)
Melissa Osborne, 8th District (D)
Laura Kostin, 151st District (D)
Elaine Matto, 113th District (D)
Richard Ireland Jr., 22nd District (D)
Paul Honig, 76th District (D)
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, 123rd District (D)
Amanda Webster, 62nd District (D)
Anne Harrigan, 89th District (D)
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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.