In Anticipation of Abortion-Related Cases, Tong to Hire Special Counsel

Attorney General William Tong with abortion rights advocates, including Jillian Gilchrest of West Hartford, chair of the Reproductive Rights Caucus. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, a West Hartford Democrat who co-chairs the Reproductive Rights Caucus, said those rights were enshrined due to the efforts like those announced at Tuesday’s press conference. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced Tuesday plans to add a special counsel for reproductive rights to represent his office in what he expects to be an influx of abortion-related cases caused by the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Tong appeared for an afternoon press conference with abortion rights advocates and members of the legislature’s Reproductive Rights Caucus in the lobby of his Hartford offices.

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