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Moving in reverse: restrictions on reproductive care mirror bygone era

With Connecticut State Representative Matthew S. Blumenthal (right), Ct. State Reps. Jillian Gilchrest (second from right) hugs Aimee Berger-Girvalo after a bill signing ceremony that extended legal protections to out-of-state health-care providers and abortion patients.
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FILE, 2022: Ct. State Reps. Jillian Gilchrest (second from right) hugs Aimee Berger-Girvalo after a bill signing ceremony that extended legal protections to out-of-state health-care providers and abortion patients.

Reproductive rights aren’t just at stake in states like Louisiana and Texas. They’re targeted—even in a so-called safe harbor Connecticut–by some lawmakers.

Today on The Wheelhouse, what might the landscape surrounding reproductive care look like after November’s elections?

And looking back, we’ll examine Connecticut’s complicated history with reproductive rights.

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Frankie Graziano is the host of 'The Wheelhouse,' focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.
Chloe Wynne is a producer for The Wheelhouse, hosted by Frankie Graziano. She previously worked as a producer and reporter for the investigative podcast series, Admissible: Shreds of Evidence, which was co-produced by VPM and Story Mechanics and distributed by iHeartRadio. She began her journalism career at inewsource, an investigative newsroom in San Diego, Calif., where she covered housing, education and crime. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2021, where she focused on audio storytelling.