Connecticut House Passes “Abortion Sanctuary” Bill to Protect Abortionists Who Illegally Kill Babies in Other States

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 20, 2022   |   12:37PM   |   Hartford, Connecticut

The Connecticut House approved an extreme pro-abortion bill Tuesday that would protect abortionists from prosecution if they abort unborn babies in violation of other states’ pro-life laws.

State House Bill 5414 passed with bipartisan support in an 87-60 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration. Seven Republicans voted in favor of the pro-abortion bill, while 14 Democrats voted against it, the Hartford Courant reports.

The bill basically would give legal immunity to abortion practitioners in Connecticut if they violate other states’ pro-life laws. It also would ban state and local authorities from cooperating in other states’ investigations of Connecticut abortionists, the AP reports.

The Family Institute of Connecticut warned that the legislation will put vulnerable women and unborn babies at risk by making Connecticut a “safe harbor” for “unsavory” abortionists.

“Connecticut is spending time and resources to protect doctors who may have broken the laws in other states while refusing to consider laws addressing parental notification or the 3 lawsuits pending against Planned Parenthood of Southern New England,” the pro-life organization wrote on its website.

ACTION ALERT: To oppose this bill please contact Connecticut state senators.

“Under this bill, abortion providers can flee to Connecticut to escape the legal consequences of having broken the law in their own states,” the Family Institute of Connecticut continued. “The governor is forbidden from honoring extradition requests from other states.”

Additionally, the bill would allow nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants to abort unborn babies in aspiration and drug-induced abortions.

Pro-abortion Democrat lawmakers argued that the new legislation is necessary in case U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this summer and allows other states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.

“Despite our laws protecting the right to choose, we are not immune,” said state Rep. Matt Blumenthal, D-Stamford, the lead sponsor of the bill. “I think one important point about the bill that we’re talking about today is that it is purely defensive. The only way that it comes into effect is if another state tries to impose their law on us.”

Gov. Ned Lamont, a pro-abortion Democrat, told the CT Mirror that he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

During the House debate Tuesday, Democrat state Rep. Treneé McGee joined many Republicans in opposing the bill, saying it will allow the abortion industry to continue targeting black women and their unborn children, according to the CT Post.

“Black women make up 14 percent of the child-bearing population yet obtain 36.2 percent of all reported abortions,” McGee said. “They were taught about abortion as a birth control method. They were taught that at any point in time when they were 13 or 12 or 15, they could go to a Planned Parenthood and receive an abortion without their parents knowing.”

Connecticut “codified” Roe into state law in 1990 and has almost no restrictions on abortion.

ACTION ALERT: To oppose this bill please contact Connecticut state senators.