Hartford March for Life, Connecticut’s First, as Abortion Fight Moves to States

The Star News Network National Political Editor Neil W. McCabe spoke with Larry Cirignano of The Children First Foundation about why a pro-life movement is stalled in Washington, D.C. yet seeing growth in the states.


McCabe: In Hartford, pro-life activists held Connecticut’s first March for Life. The Star News Network asked Larry Cirignano of The Children First Foundation why the pro-life movement is growing in the states but is stalled in Washington.

Cirignano: The action is going to happen in the state Houses all over the country. We know that here in Washington we’re frozen with a 50/50 senate, nothing is going to happen. But in the state Houses lots of things are happening. Lots of new ideas, lots of young blood, lots of people who haven’t been involved in the movement before. And we’ll see what happens.

McCabe: The March for Life in Hartford comes after decades of Connecticut having a reputation as being one of the most pro-abortion states in the union.

Cirignano: In Hartford, we saw people that usually get up at 5:30 in the morning to get on a bus to go to Washington in cold January. Here they can just come into the capital to be happy to be celebrating and to be a force for nature on the pro-life movement.

McCabe: Cirignano said the Hartford March for Life exceeded expectations.

Cirignano: We had a great crowd that saw lots of enthusiasm, lots of youth, lots of fun. (March for Life clip plays) It’s the future of Connecticut.

McCabe: Connecticut’s pro-abortion lawmakers are pushing a bill that would ban state and local entities from cooperating with out-of-state abortion-related criminal investigations and the Connecticut courts would be banned from cooperating with out-of-state abortion-related witness depositions.

Cirignano: In Connecticut, people are upset because the state legislature is going too far, saying they’re going to become a sanctuary for abortionists welcoming people who have committed crimes in other states to come to their state to hide out.

McCabe: In the November first oral arguments in the challenge to the Texas abortion law supreme court justices signaled a willingness to reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which would not ban abortion, rather return the issue to the states. Reporting for The Star News Network, Neil W. McCabe, Washington.

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