Time is of the essence and we cannot afford to wait for others to act.
Your help is needed this week to attend Connecticut’s first March for Life this Wednesday and to testify against one bill on Friday that starts a process that would enshrine abortion into the Connecticut State Constitution. This hearing is obviously timed to react to our March for Life this week. We are making an impact, but we need your help and participation.
Unrestricted abortion advocates know that the legal tide is turning as more abortion restrictions have been passed and proposed across the country than at any other time in the past 50 years. The science has become undeniable and there is no mystery anymore that an unborn human is still a human being. Roe v. Wade is vulnerable and abortion zealots now seek to further buttress their abortion hegemony in Connecticut. If you can believe it, they started by proposing a bill that would shelter law-breaking abortion doctors from other states this week. These are people who will have skirted regulations, played fast and loose with the laws of their state, ignored authorities . . . invited to perform abortions on our daughters here in Connecticut. Why? Why would we assume they would respect our laws? Have some of our legislators totally lost their mind?
Friends, be glad you don’t have to listen to today’s testimony because it is disgusting. On top of the completely absurd underpinnings of this proposed law, to harbor law-breakers, I have to wonder if there is any modesty left among our “moral betters” at the legislature. The things discussed in public by advocates and some legislators would make any descent person blush. It is a stripping away of modesty within our culture that started many decades ago and I fear for where and when it will possibly end.
In the meantime, we need to, as my 6yo daughter says . . “face our fears” and testify again on this Friday, March 25, 2022, against a proposed amendment that would enshrine a right to abortion in the Connecticut Constitution. There are so many reasons to oppose this amendment it is difficult to know where to begin. I’m sure we all have many reasons to oppose abortion. Of note, this constitutional amendment would subject any and all abortion regulations in Connecticut to “strict scrutiny”, granting a virtually absolute “right” to abortion until birth. As always, please be kind when submitting testimony and testifying.
Here is the pertinent information from the CGA Bulletin: The Government Administration and Elections Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live. In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com. Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form. Registration will close on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Speaker order of approved registrants will be listed in a randomized order and posted on the Government Administration and Elections Committee website on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony. If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240 – 0480 to leave your contact information. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to GAETestimony@cga.ct.gov. Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related bill number. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, Chief Elected Municipal Officials and State Agency Heads. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.
SUBJECT MATTER: Government Administration and Elections Related Bills… S.J. No. 30 (COMM) RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECOGNIZE A RIGHT OF PERSONAL REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY AND FREEDOM.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR NEEDED
We are simultaneously fighting a strong push this year for assisted suicide in the shape of SB88. There is a battle waging in OpEd and Letters-to-the-Editor across the state and we need your help. Please submit letters against assisted suicide and SB88 now to the Hartford Courant, Connecticut Mirror Viewpoints, Waterbury Republican American, the Manchester Journal Inquirer and any and every other newspaper and journal in Connecticut. Unsure how? Just “google” the name of the paper and “How to submit a letter to the editor or oped?” Time is of the essence and we cannot afford to wait for others to act. Here is a fact sheet/page you can use to support your opposition. Interestingly, the bill invites doctors to falsify death certificates and similar laws in other states now permit assisted suicide for anorexia nervosa. Use may use these in your talking points. Thank you!