Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, along with several commissioners and other officials, held the press conference to announce the new hotline – 1-866-CTCHOICE – for use in accessing resources and information about abortion services in the state.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
A Friday morning press conference to announce the launch of a new reproductive rights hotline veered into campaign territory Friday as Gov. Ned Lamont named U.S. Senate candidate Leora Levy and by extension his Republican opponent as threats to abortion rights nationwide.
“This is not over. This is a warning shot across the bow, what you saw come out of the Supreme Court,” Lamont said from a podium positioned beneath the face of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who features prominently in a vibrant mural of female leaders painted on the Market Street offices of the Community Renewal Team.
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