Letter: Time to elect officials who support women’s best interest

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

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To the Editor:

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that women do not control their reproductive functions but rather state legislatures, controlled by men, have that control.

Here in Connecticut, however, our State legislature has enacted laws stating that women know what is best for themselves and they have control of their own bodies. Further, this year, the State legislature expanded that protection to women that come to our State to exercise control over their own bodies.

One needs to ask the question where do those who represent Shelton in Hartford stand on this question? Both of our State Representatives voted no on the bill expanding protection to women who come to Connecticut for health care. Our State Senator didn’t vote on the issue and given that the majority of Republican State Senators voted no and he is the minority leader, it is likely he would have voted no. Our State Representatives believe that women do not deserve the right to make their own healthcare choices.

In November, we will go to the polls and elect our representatives to Hartford. I ask the women of Shelton; who has your best interests at heart? Who has your back? Elect those that will protect your rights.

Dave Gioiello