- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - The five Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are talking about abortion, albeit reluctantly.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the endorsed candidate in Tuesday’s primary, said at a WBSB-TV debate Wednesday that he personally opposes abortion but believes “government should not get between a woman and her doctor.”

Westport tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik says he shares the same view.

But all the candidates say abortion will likely remain legal in Connecticut, arguing Democrats are making it an issue to deflect attention from the state’s fiscal woes.

Former Greenwich hedge fund manager David Stemerman says the fact he has five children speaks to his abortion stance, but he too doesn’t believe government should be involved.

Former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and Madison businessman Bob Stefanowski say they support a parental notification law.

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