Planned Parenthood Votes! and CT NOW Endorse Rachel Khanna for State Rep, 149th District

From Rachel Khanna campaign for State Rep in the 149th district

Rachel Khanna, candidate for State Representative-149th District, on Thursday announced she has earned the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Votes! and the Connecticut Chapter of NOW, two leading organizations in the fight to protect and expand women’s rights, freedoms and economic security.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and the CT NOW,” said Khanna. “The Dobbs decision in June confirmed our worst fears; women’s rights are under attack and the most personal and difficult decisions we may make for ourselves are increasingly becoming no longer ours to make. This has real implications for women’s health and economic security. Here in Connecticut our ability to choose is protected under law only because we’ve continued to elect a pro-choice majority. The only way to ensure the march to roll back our rights doesn’t make it to Connecticut is to elect representatives who will fight to protect women’s reproductive rights and will commit to pushing for equity in the workplace. I pledged to do just that.”

Khanna is a longstanding supporter of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and served as a volunteer patient escort at the Stamford Planned Parenthood clinic. In a recent OpEd, ( KHANNA: Women Need Legislative Champions, Oct 19, 2022) Khanna discussed the necessity of achieving economic and healthcare equity for women and her commitment to doing so.

In contrast, her opponent Kimberly Fiorello voted against the state’s nation-leading “Safe Harbor” law (Public Act 22-19), which expands access to abortion and protects Connecticut’s healthcare providers and citizens against extradition and legal action from states that have outlawed or severely restricted abortion. In fact, Fiorello has a long record of voting against women.

She voted against Jennifers’ Law, which added protections against domestic violence, gender pay equity, expanding access to life saving breast cancer screening, and workplace accommodations for working mothers.

For more information about Rachel Khanna’s position on important issues visit