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AG Tong Joins Amicus Brief Fighting for TX Patients at Risk by Anti-Abortion Laws

Attorney General William Tong this week joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in an amicus brief fighting for access to emergency care for Texas patients. The multistate coalition filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court backing the plaintiffs in Zurawski v Texas. A release from AG Tong’s office said the plaintiffs in the lawsuit include 15 Texas women whose health, fertility, and lives were put at risk by Texas’s draconian anti-abortion laws. In the amicus brief, the multistate coalition supported the women’s argument that Texas’s laws endanger the lives and health of pregnant people in the state. The coalition further argued that Texas’s laws would also have serious repercussions for the health systems of other states. Continue Reading →

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Attorney General Tong: Medication abortion remains legal and accessible in Connecticut

On Wednesday, in an appeal of a separate Texas lawsuit, a panel of judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order imposing restrictions on access to mifepristone. Thursday’s order from Judge Thomas Rice clarifies that those restrictions do not apply to the 18 states that filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Washington, protecting mifepristone in those states – including Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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State Moves for Custody of 99 Sheep; Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty

Last month, state animal control officers visited the property. It was highly unsanitary, strewn with trash, empty beer cans, construction debris, wooden pallets, and empty food containers. The sheep were unshorn, with overgrown hooves. Some were missing fleece and suffering from skin conditions, parasites, and lice. Numerous bones and carcasses of deceased sheep were found. The sheep lacked adequate food, shelter, and warmth for the winter conditions. Continue Reading →

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