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With Roe overturned, a Family Institute of Connecticut representative says making abortion illegal in Connecticut is a goal

An anti-abortion protester walks past as abortion rights activists participate in a demonstration in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday.
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An anti-abortion protester walks past as abortion-rights activists participate in a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court on Saturday.

The end of nationwide constitutionally protected abortion rights is a cause for celebration for groups that want to ban abortion.

One such prominent Connecticut group is the Family Institute of Connecticut.

Liaison Christina Bennett joined All Things Considered to share her feelings on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

While she's not hopeful abortion rights will be repealed in her lifetime in the state, Bennett said the Family Institute will fight hard for a parental notification requirement for dependents seeking to terminate their pregnancies.

Bennett said she does not expect Connecticut's safe harbor law to result in a massive influx of abortion-seekers from states banning the procedure.

At the 5:33 mark, the conversation pivots from Connecticut-specific ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision to broader questions like:

What do abortion rights opponents think about the potential of other rights now being in jeopardy, like gay marriage or the right to contraception?

How does she, a woman of color, reconcile being involved in a movement that multiple reports say is very much favored by white supremacists?

Do women of color fare worse when abortion is legal?

What about Crisis Pregnancy Centers?

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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