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A rally was held in Kent over the weekend about protecting women’s health and abortion rights.  More than 300 people turned out on Saturday at Kent Town Hall, including Lt Gov Susan Bysiewicz.  Shje says it was an important location because of the legal history in Litchfield County when it comes to Roe v Wade. Catherine Roraback of North Canaan helped bring the case Griswold v Connecticut to the U.S. Supreme Court.  She noted that the case gave the Supreme Court the underpinning and the protection of privacy because it said married couples could use contraception, the basis for the right to privacy in Roe.  Kent state Representative Maria Horn and First Selectman Jean Speck also spoke at the event.  It was one of many rallies held across the country in response to the law that took effect in Texas last month.

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