• Gov. Lamont On FIC: "They Have Impact In This State"

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    In his very first public act after receiving his party's nomination for governor in 2018, Ned Lamont held a press conference for the express purpose of criticizing the Family Institute of Connecticut. 

    The media was incredulous. Why a whole press conference about FIC, they asked. Because, Lamont answered,...

    "They have impact in this state."

    Last month we shared with you the latest results of FIC's impact. Victory after victory this year against... the Abortion/Transgender Amendment to the State Constitution... the Bill Forcing Catholic Hospitals to Make Referrals for Abortions and Gender Transitions... the Bill Giving Librarians Veto Power Over Elected Officials When Placing Pornographic Material in the Children's Section... and on and on.

    So many victories, in fact, that we neglected to include one of the biggest in our annual legislative wrap-up:

    Assisted Suicide in Connecticut was defeated for the 12th year in a row.

    Though we told you of assisted suicide's likely defeat a few months ago, it should be included in any overall assessment of FIC's impact in Connecticut in 2024... and beyond.

    First, because we received some bad news from Delaware yesterday. Assisted suicide has passed both chambers of that state's legislature and is headed to the governor's desk. This is a reminder that our victories over assisted suicide here in Connecticut cannot be taken for granted. 

    Second, because FIC has played a key role beyond our state borders in keeping assisted suicide from becoming law in left-leaning states throughout the country. Delaware is an unfortunate outlier. Just this year FIC executive director Peter Wolfgang traveled to Albany to help the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide in its fight.

    Peter Wolfgang addresses NY Against Assisted Suicide Lobby Day

    And they won!

    As in Connecticut, so in New York

    New York and Connecticut show that we can do this. We can win. Delaware shows that we can also lose. That is why we must remain vigilant. 

    About a month after we declared victory in Connecticut, Hearst Media followed up with an article in which pro-assisted suicide activists hint at their intention to stack the Judiciary Committee with their supporters. If they succeed, 2025 could be our toughest year yet.  

    FIC will keep fighting--will continue to "have impact in this state"--as long as we have your support. And your support also allows us to take what we have learned in Connecticut to help others turn the tide in their states too.

    Assisted Suicide and Transgenderism--FIC's two biggest battles these days--are, at root, both "body freedom" movements--attempts to transcend our own creation by God, to become gods ourselves. Fighting these twin scourges means fighting a temptation that goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden.

    That is the true battle... for all of us. Now, during FIC's Summer Matching Grant Campaign, when every donation you give will be doubled, can you please give us the means to fight this battle here in Connecticut? Right here, right now, is the moment for all of us to answer the call. And FIC urgently needs your support.

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    Family Institute of Connecticut

    The Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC) is composed of three distinct organizations. FIC Action is an 501(c)(4) social welfare organization which undertakes lobbying in defense of marriage and the family. FIC Action Committee is a registered state political action committee that was created in 2004 to help support pro-family candidates to CT state government. Family Institute of Connecticut is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded in 1989 to focus on marriage strengthening projects, educational efforts, and research.

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