Statement by Toni Boucher on the Supreme Court Roe v Wade Leak

May 12, 2022

The leaked Supreme Court opinion doesn’t change anything in Connecticut; a woman’s right to choose is fully protected under state law that has been in place since the 1970s.

No matter the outcome of the Supreme court decision on Roe V Wade (and the outcome is yet to be decided), our state protects the right to choose because both sides of the aisle have voted to do this including me. It has been codified and I have been on the record for over 20 years as a pro-choice, pro-women’s rights legislator and will continue to be one if returned to office on November 8, 2022.

I feel strongly that we should respect all sides of this very personal issue and not criticize or demean those with different and strongly held beliefs and positions. We need civility in our public discourse. Free expression is a pillar of our democracy.  It is one of the reasons I am running for office this year along with protecting our schools and zoning and supporting law enforcement. I know we can be better.