Your Right to an Abortion
In May 2022, Governor Lamont signed Public Act 22-19, a first-in-the-nation law that provides important protections for medical providers and patients seeking abortion care in Connecticut.
This law also:
- Allows more types of practitioners to perform certain abortion-related care: Advanced practice clinicians, registered nurses (APRNs), nurse-midwives, and physician assistants (PAs) can now receive training to provide aspiration abortion care.
- Provides certain legal protections from lawsuits and harassment for Connecticut abortion providers and anyone traveling to Connecticut for abortion care.
- Provides new protections against disclosing medical information about abortions without the patient's consent
- Forbids Connecticut's public officials from using any public resources to assist in prosecuting or civilly suing someone for performing or receiving abortion services that are legal in Connecticut
In 2021, Governor Lamont signed a law (Public Act 21-17) that bars limited services pregnancy centers or “crisis pregnancy centers” from using:
- False, misleading, or deceptive language about the services they provide
- Language about offering services that the center has no intention of providing
This law is enforced by the Office of the Attorney General in conjunction with the Department of Consumer Protection.
News from Governor Lamont
- Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Invite Businesses in States Restricting the Rights of Women to Relocate to Connecticut
- Governor Lamont Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade
- Governor Lamont Signs First-in-the-Nation Reproductive Rights Legislation
- Governor Lamont Signs Bill Prohibiting Deceptive Advertising Intended to Mislead the Public on Reproductive Healthcare Services