As a resident of CT and a working woman, I am well-aware of the struggles that many CT women face to gain access to health care, to receive equal pay for equal work, to work in a nondiscriminatory workplace, and to enjoy economic stability.  As a United Methodist minister, a hospital chaplain, and a board member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice-CT, I have fought against conservative religious voices that claim to speak for all people of faith, drowning out the necessity for equal access to a full range of reproductive health care services, including contraception and abortion for all women.  PCSW is a strong, vocal, well-informed advocate for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  Even in CT, the well-being of women’s lives can be precarious.  Without PCSW, the needs and rights of women and girls would suffer, and in turn, families, communities, and our entire state will suffer.