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My Turn: Presidents matter — Title IX, sex-based violence and LGBTQ discrimination
05-28-2024 7:14 AM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

U.S. presidents have a tremendous influence on our rights. As head of the executive branch, presidents are responsible for enforcing civil rights laws. Democratic presidents reliably strengthen reproductive rights, enhance protections against sexual...

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My Turn: A moral justification for civil disobedience to abortion bans
04-25-2024 4:26 PM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

Over the last several years, in response to abortion bans and restrictions, advocates around the country have developed an alternative supply network for abortion pills outside of the medical system and the law.As a lawyer and law-abiding citizen, I...


My Turn: Protecting access to contraception: A winning issue for Democrats in November 2024
03-29-2024 8:55 AM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

In the wake of growing Republican restrictions on reproductive rights, Democrats in many states are introducing bills to protect access to contraception. In response, Republicans are blocking these bills, going on record as opposed to contraception....


My Turn: Subminimum wage is a legacy of slavery — time for one fair wage
02-22-2024 5:20 PM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

During the summer after my sophomore year of college, I worked as a waitress in a West Hartford diner. I earned $2.13 an hour plus tips. I had to smile at nasty customers all day long to get the tips I relied on to pay rent for a room at the YWCA in...


Columnist Carrie Baker: Democracy and women’s rights in 2024
12-28-2023 7:54 PM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

Over 60 percent of Americans support abortion rights, but last year Roe was overturned and 14 states now ban abortions in most circumstances. A president who lost the popular vote by millions appointed three staunch opponents of abortion to the...

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