January 2022 Newsletter

The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 9th and adjourn on Wednesday, May 4th.

  The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be tracking various issues of interest and will be actively lobbying to protect the sanctity of life, parental rights, religious freedom, and various social justice issues.  

  Physician-Assisted Suicide (also called Aid-in-Dying by its supporters) will more than likely be reconsidered by the Public Health Committee this coming legislative session, which begins on February 9th. 

  Last year physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation passed out of the Public Health Committee, but failed to be considered by the Judiciary Committee. Efforts to legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut have been going on for years in Connecticut

Federal Drug Administration Approves Women Obtaining Abortion Pills by Mail Despite Serious Concerns About Risk - Is this a sound medical decision or is it driven by abortion politics?

  The use of medication to induce abortions in the first 10 weeks of gestation is believed by many to be an easy and harmless solution to an unwanted pregnancy. However, there are major concerns.


   January 2022  

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  The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 9th and adjourn on Wednesday, May 4th.

The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be tracking various issues of interest and will be actively lobbying to protect the sanctity of life, parental rights, religious freedom, and various social justice issues. 

  

   Please watch for future newsletters to stay informed about legislation as it unfolds and for action alerts from the Conference. Your efforts to contact your state Senator and Representative are critical to our efforts being successful. If you know someone who may which to receive our emails please share the link below.

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  Physician-Assisted Suicide (also called Aid-in-Dying by its supporters) will more than likely be reconsidered by the Public Health Committee this coming legislative session, which begins on February 9th.  

   Last year physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation passed out of the Public Health Committee, but failed to be considered by the Judiciary Committee. Efforts to legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut have been going on for years in Connecticut. Suicide is a growing issue of concern in our nation. Is it good public policy to enact legislation that approves of it in a particular situation, while trying to discourage it in other situations? It is not. PAS sends a clear message that society does see suicide as a solution to a problem. How do you tell a young person who is spiritually hurting, with severe emotional pain and  depression, that they see as unbearable, not to take their life when someone else can legally do so. It is time to reach out to your State Senator and Representative and tell them that physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized in Connecticut.     

Physician-Assisted Suicide Webinar on Monday, January 17th - Please Join Us

  Learn more about physician-assisted suicide by signing-up for this informative webinar. This is an event put on by the international Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and will feature Family Institute of Connecticut's Executive Director Peter Wolfgang as one of the speakers. For more information and to sign-up click here.

  We want to stress the importance of this event precisely because getting the language right in the fight against assisted suicide is so crucial to winning the battle. Please do attend!

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Federal Drug Administration Approves Women Obtaining Abortion Pills by Mail Despite Serious Concerns About Risk - Is this a sound medical decision or is it driven by abortion politics?

  The use of medication to induce abortions in the first 10 weeks of gestation is believed by many to be an easy and harmless solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Under the new FDA regulations, women do not need to physically visit a doctor to obtain the medications. This can now be done through a telemedicine visit. But many raise concerns about the drugs used in the process being prescribed without an actual physical visit and follow-up. Some states already ban the prescribing of the medications used to induce an abortion through telemedicine. The medication abortion process is a two step procedure. The first medication (mifepristone) terminates the life of the baby. The second drug (misoprostol) is taken 48 hours after the first drug and causes contractions to expel the abortion baby.

Read the articles below to learn more and decide for yourself if this new regulation is a good move for women's health.  


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