Is Attorney General of CT, Richard Blumenthal single-handedly trying to close every Catholic hospital in Connecticut? He is discriminating against people of faith by not allowing them to practice that faith. Women’s health is NOT at risk here: fertility and pregnancy DO NOT require medicine: they are not illnesses. To claim that a doctor who refuses abortion based on conscience endangers women is a smoke screen. Women can then seek a doctor who will perform one! Blumenthal's scare tactics are a shield for his personal prejudice against the unborn and the politics he plays to pander to pro-death groups such as Planned Parenthood. We need an attorney general who knows his facts: in 5% of pregnancy cases or less, the true physical health (due to cancer, diabetes, hypertension, or epilepsy) of the mother is at risk, and no doctor with a conscience clause would allow a woman to die when in need of care.
The people who are truly in danger are those who receive care from these quality Catholic hospitals, hospitals that could be forced to close due to his discriminatory lawsuit. Half of all US doctors are in support of the conscience clause.
It looks like 12 other states will jump on Blumenthal's pro-death bandwagon: Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah and Vermont.
Blumenthal needs to fight for all the people of Connecticut, and listen to all voices in this debate-not just his special interests.