Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont pitched companies to relocate to the state if they are currently located in a state that may implement an abortion ban.

Since the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, some states have enacted abortion bans, often correlated to when an infant’s heartbeat is detected.

Conversely, other states have championed a woman’s ability to receive an abortion in their state, with some even proposing to pay for an individual to travel to the state to receive an abortion.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means that access to reproductive rights will be decided by individual states. There are far-reaching implications for businesses and workers located in states likely to severely limit access to reproductive rights in the coming weeks. For many of you, we can imagine that new restrictions will feel like a betrayal and cause concern about where to live and work. Customers and employees alike will be attracted to states that protect reproductive rights for all,” he wrote.

In the open letter, Lamont claimed moving to the state would allow female employees to “make their own healthcare decisions.”

“We are writing to any business owner that is disappointed in the stance of their current state. If you are looking to relocate to a state that supports the rights of women and whose actions and laws are unwavering in support of tolerance and inclusivity, Connecticut is for you. Connecticut has a record of providing equal opportunity to all people and one of the strongest records when it comes to protecting reproductive rights,” he added.

“Protection of women’s healthcare choices is one reason to do business in Connecticut, but there are a host of other reasons.”

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Connecticut Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
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