ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG GIVES TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 7070
Legislation seeks to protect women's health, prohibit deceptive advertising practices by limited services pregnancy centersAttorney General William Tong gave public testimony today in support of House Bill 7070, "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers," which seeks to protect women's health by prohibiting limited services pregnancy centers from engaging in false and misleading advertising.
House Bill 7070 – if passed – would protect the public and women in particular from deceptive advertising. The legislation would bar limited services pregnancy centers from using false, misleading or deceptive language about the services provided, or using language offering services that the center has no intention of providing.
"When a pregnant woman is misled about the reproductive health services she can receive, she loses critical time. This is particularly important when a woman is considering terminating her pregnancy. Delays may mean that safer, less invasive options are no longer available, or even that she no longer has the option to terminate her pregnancy," Attorney General Tong said in his written testimony. "House Bill 7070 fills what could be a gap in Connecticut's enforcement powers. The health and safety of the women of our state is frankly too important an issue for there to be any such potential enforcement gap."
A copy of Attorney General Tong's written testimony can be found here.