Ned Lamont on Abortion
Absolute support for women’s right to reproductive freedom
I absolutely support women’s right to complete and appropriate health care and to reproductive freedom. I will fight to make the morning after pill available over the counter,
to make emergency contraception available to all rape victims, and to support the nomination and appointment of pro-choice judges.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, nedlamont.com, “issues”
, Apr 23, 2006
Opposes Alito nomination because Alito is so anti-choice
If I were the U.S. Senator from Connecticut, I would have led the charge against the Alito nomination. You really learn how much our country has swung to the right when you see that, moving from Sandra Day O’Connor-who was obviously nominated by that
liberal Ronald Reagan-all the way over to Judge Alito. Alito has had a long agenda and part of his agenda is to outlaw a woman’s right to choose and to overturn Roe v. Wade.
If you don’t think it’s important, you don’t think these basic rights we
have are at risk, look at that bill that just came out of South Dakota, which will outlaw a woman’s right to choose even in the case of rape and incest. That bill’s headed right to the Supreme Court in the next 18 months or so, and it’s going to be a
close call-and it won’t be a close call if Judge Stevens isn’t there with us. So, I would’ve opposed Alito, I would’ve supported the filibuster, I would’ve kept that debate going. It’s too crucial to what’s going on.
Source: Sam Seder interview on “The Randi Rhodes Show”
, Mar 10, 2006
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