They still claim it's a constitutional right

They still claim it's a constitutional right

They still claim it's a constitutional right

Though lawmakers in Connecticut won't likely consider a pro-abortion constitutional amendment this year, pro-lifers don't expect the defeated effort to die.

Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut tells AFN about two dangerous resolutions floating in the legislature.

"The amendment as worded here in Connecticut is extremely vague," he says about Senate Joint Resolution 42. "It's a so-called right to privacy, which could mean anything. It could also mean abortion right up to the moment of birth."

LifeNews.com reports that it was met with overwhelming public opposition at a recent hearing in the Joint Government Administration and Elections Committee. Members of the public submitted dozens of written testimonies, almost all of them opposing the pro-abortion bill.

"I think even people who may not agree with us on the underlying issue of abortion itself are not as radical as this amendment," Wolfgang says.

It would take a 75% vote in both chambers to put the measure on the November ballot, but it failed last year, and he predicts the same outcome this year.

Wolfgang, Peter (Family Institute of Connecticut) Wolfgang

"There is a bill to spend $2 million of taxpayer funds to fly poor women into Connecticut out of the taxpayer dime from pro-life states and put them up, give them their abortions, and then fly them back," Wolfgang reports about a similar proposal, House Joint Resolution 8. "That seems to be the one that has a lot of energy."

State Representative Keith Denning (D) says the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year prompted him to create the legislation. It would "allow for reproductive freedom by permitting a person, in consultation with such person's physician, the choice to have an abortion under the state Constitution."

Wolfgang expects support for abortion will return in full force next year to press for such amendments to the state constitution, even though polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans support legal protections for unborn babies, especially after the first trimester or once their heartbeat is detectable.