After the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in their landmark June 2022 decision, many abortion laws have been restricted nationwide.

Contrary to popular belief, the Court’s ruling did not make abortion illegal everywhere in the United States. However, it did allow each state to decide its laws and restrictions on this issue. This post will dive further to understand how Connecticut abortion laws are impacted today, as of June  2024.

Abortion Law in Connecticut

Signed into Connecticut law by Governor Ned Lamont, abortion is legal in the state of Connecticut until 24 weeks of pregnancy. After 24 weeks of pregnancy, women are only able to go about abortion if their health or life is in danger.

Before an Abortion

Confirm your pregnancy with both pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy options, including abortion. The FDA only recommends women through 10 weeks of pregnancy to receive a medical abortion. An ultrasound is the only way to confirm how far along you are.

An ultrasound will determine your pregnancy location. There is a chance for a pregnancy complication called ectopic pregnancy, where a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterus. An ultrasound can alert you to this complication so you can get medical attention if needed.

Another common pregnancy complication includes miscarriage. An ultrasound will help to reveal this. If you do have a miscarriage, you may need medical attention, and an abortion would not be an option for you.

More Abortion Information

If you are considering abortion, we are here to help discuss your options with you.

Confirm your pregnancy with free and confidential pregnancy testing and an ultrasound at our center. We don’t perform or refer for abortions at Hopeline, but we can help you by providing you with the education you need to make an informed decision.

Schedule an appointment today to discuss your options with our caring team. We’re here for you.