Abortion opponents support bringing restrictive laws to Connecticut

Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in U.S. politics today. This has been especially true since states such as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and others have recently passed laws that impose heavy restrictions on the practice. Despite Connecticut’s reputation for having laws protective of abortion, anti-abortion advocates are still present in the state. We talked to an active group in Danbury to find out how they feel about the controversial abortion restriction bills passed in other states.

Extended Interviews with anti-abortion demonstrators:


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#11: Song in video: Roosevere, Lee. “Passage.”