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Merrill Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

“According to a leaked opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States is poised to overturn almost five decades of settled law and allow states to outlaw a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. This decision will have a terrible toll – on women, on doctors and nurses providing health care, on our already divided country.”

“Women of my generation fought for our entire lives to protect these precious rights – this decision is a betrayal of the blood, sweat, and tears that were poured into this effort.”

“It is cold comfort today, but I am still proud to live in Connecticut, a state that has taken steps to ensure that the right to choose to have an abortion will remain protected.”

- Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

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