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Both pro-choice and pro-life activists hold rallies in Hartford

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Activist groups both for or against abortion rights rallied in the State Capitol on Tuesday in response to several states passing laws restricting access to abortion.

Governor Ned Lamont joined with abortion rights activists in what is being called a “Stop the Bans Day of Action.”

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The governor issued an open letter to women-owned businesses in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, urging them to relocated in Connecticut where a woman’s right to chose abortion is enshrined in a state statute.

This rally event was organized by the Connecticut Coalition for Choice, the ACLU of Connecticut, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, and Planned Parenthood.

On the other side of the Capitol, a pro life crowd had also gathered, organized by the “Family Institute of Connecticut.”

They were there because a bill aimed at banning alleged false on-line advertising at the faith based pregnancy centers has passed the House and is headed to the state Senate.

The faith based pregnancy centers say they never attempt to confuse women an that they make it clear they “do not offer” abortion services.

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