Records reveal 8 CT police agencies sharing info with ICE
Records show Fairfield, Westport, Enfield, Wethersfield, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk, Southern Connecticut State University police providing residents’ location information to ICE to aid agency’s surveillance.
The ACLU-CT strongly supports reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy for all people. We oppose this bill due to its potential to coerce, shame, or intimidate someone who has experienced a miscarriage or made the personal decision to end a pregnancy. As written, this bill’s definition of “spontaneous fetal demise” is broad enough to encompass both miscarriage and abortion. Its requirement for health care providers to issue a state-crafted notification to someone who has decided to have an abortion about fetal burial and cremation options is a thinly veiled attempt to stigmatize and shame women who seek abortion care, as it sends a message that the state views fetuses as people.
Similarly, this bill has the potential to shame and stigmatize people who experience a miscarriage. Miscarriage is deeply personal, and each person who experiences a miscarriage will have different beliefs and wishes for how to handle fetal remains.