Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Dannel Malloy (D) is pro-choice.
- The Connecticut House is pro-choice.
- The Connecticut Senate is pro-choice.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Connecticut allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Connecticut subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Connecticut law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Connecticut law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Freedom of Choice Act
Connecticut has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Connecticut provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Connecticut provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Connecticut law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
State Constitutional Protection
Connecticut's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Connecticut has an abortion-specific informed-consent law.
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Connecticut restricts post-viability abortion.
Young Women's Access to Abortion
Connecticut requires young women to receive counseling prior to receiving an abortion.