chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.
May 13, 2022

Connecticut Governor Signs Law Protecting Reproductive Health Patients and Providers

The governor of Connecticut signed into law landmark legislation that expands access to reproductive health services in three ways. First, it expands the types of healthcare providers authorized to perform select types of abortion services. Second, it creates a cause of action for Connecticut residents who have been sued out of state for seeking, providing, or receiving reproductive health services that are otherwise legal in Connecticut. Finally, the bill limits the Governor’s discretion to extradite Connecticut residents to other states and reduces the types of assistance that may be provided by Connecticut courts, state and local agencies, and certain healthcare providers in support of out-of-state legal processes related to reproductive health services that are legal in Connecticut. 

The material in all ABA publications is copyrighted and may be reprinted by permission only. Request reprint permission here.