LWV Greenwich President: Overturning of Roe v. Wade Signals Erosion of Civil Liberties

Submitted by Sandy Waters, President, League of Women Voters Greenwich

For decades, LWV Greenwich has supported a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions without governmental intrusion.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision raises concern for the future, even for Connecticut residents. When women can no longer make reproductive decisions for their own bodies, they are no longer equal individuals in our democracy.

• Will current Connecticut state legislative or gubernatorial support for abortion exist next term or the term after?

• Will a widely predicted midterm election turnover in the US Congress raise the likelihood that legislation banning abortion nationwide could take place at the federal level, with or without a filibuster?

• Based on Justice Thomas’s concurring opinion, can we expect an erosion of rights to same sex marriage, contraceptive use, among other civil liberties resting on the same rights of privacy articulated in Roe v. Wade?

• What will the implications for the abortion issue be in the coming Presidential election in 2024?

On November 8, 2022, Connecticut voters will decide who will represent us in Hartford, in the state legislature, and in Congress. For 100 years, LWV Greenwich has shared candidates’ views on the issues at stake in each election. LWV Greenwich candidate debates are scheduled for this fall, stay tuned for dates and times.

Do you know that less than half of registered Greenwich voters vote in local and state elections? Let’s change that this November! EVERY ELECTION MATTERS!

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Sandy Waters
LWV Greenwich