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MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

HARTFORD, CONN (June 26, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and City Council Minority Leader Wildaliz Bermudez responded to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the legality of a California law requiring disclosure from so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.”  Last December, the City of Hartford passed an ordinance to prevent false, misleading, or deceptive advertising practices from crisis pregnancy centers in Hartford.  Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down part of a similar law in California.  The City is still determining whether this decision will affect the ordinance.  The ordinance was scheduled to be enforced beginning July 1st, 2018, but the City will not enforce the ordinance until it evaluates this court ruling.

“Women should be told the truth when they are making healthcare decisions, and it’s very disappointing that the Supreme Court has defended deception instead of transparency,” said Mayor Bronin.  “A crisis pregnancy center in Hartford tried to ‘lure’ women – their word – away from a reproductive health center, and I’m proud that we stood up to stop their dishonest practices.  We are still reviewing whether this Supreme Court decision affects our ordinance.”

"We are saddened to hear of the Supreme Court's decision and will continue to advocate for full transparency from crisis pregnancy centers,” said Minority Leader Bermudez.  “The City of Hartford is committed to supporting the right of all women to safe and honest medical care and this decision does not change that commitment.”

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