Connecticut should keep abortion legal in state law. Our state should ensure that the industry maintains high health and safety standards for women. We should also expand access to contraception. Leaders in both parties are clear on the record that abortion should remain legal in the state, so voters have clarity.
Ryan's stance on this issue is very clear. Connecticut should keep abortion legal in state law. He has voted with colleagues of both parties against lowering health and safety standards for the industry. Specifically, he voted against HB5414 alongside Democrats and Republicans, which lowered the standard of care for surgical abortion in the state. That's why six independent health care organizations testified critically of the bill.
Ryan also has led on this issue by introducing a bill in January to expand access to contraception and make it easier for women to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Other states have also made similar reforms with success. Ryan will always work across the aisle in a constructive way to protect the health and safety of women in our district.