Connecticut woos Arizona businesses unhappy with state’s abortion law

Jul 1, 2022, 12:14 PM | Updated: 1:01 pm

PHOENIX — Connecticut’s top politicians are inviting Arizona businesses to relocate if they are unhappy with the Grand Canyon State’s restrictive abortion laws following the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.

Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, both Democrats, on Friday released an open letter to businesses in Arizona and other states that banned or severely restricted abortions after Supreme Court’s decision to overturn nearly 50 years of constitutional protections.

“We are writing to any business owner that is disappointed in the stance of their current state,” the Connecticut politicians said. “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.”

Arizona’s prevailing abortion law crafted before statehood doesn’t allow for the procedure unless the mother’s life is in danger, according to an opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Mothers aren’t be subject to punishment under the law, but doctors performing abortions could be sentenced to 2-5 years in prison.

Lamont and Bysiewicz said Connecticut’s record of protecting women’s health care choices will be a drastic and welcome change for those living in states like Arizona.

“Connecticut has a record of providing equal opportunity to all people and one of the strongest records when it comes to protecting reproductive rights,” the politicians said.

Connecticut also touted its low taxes and education system as reasons business owners would want to move east.

Lamont offered up his email to anyone interested in moving a business to Connecticut.

“We know the prospect of leaving a state you’ve called home is difficult, but on behalf of the state of Connecticut, we want to assure you that we can make our small corner of New England feel like home very quickly,” Lamont and Bysiewicz said.

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Connecticut woos Arizona businesses unhappy with state’s abortion law