After Republicans Defund Planned Parenthood, New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation Steps Up
After Republicans defunded Planned Parenthood in September, New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation today stepped up and secured more than $500,000 in a Title X Dire Need Grant for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
After months of Republican attacks on women’s reproductive freedom, this much-needed funding will help health care providers in New Hampshire to deliver vital care to thousands of women and families all across the state.
“Once again, our Congressional delegation is cleaning up Republicans’ mess in Concord and delivering for the people of New Hampshire,” said NHDP spokesperson Monica Venzke. “This is a victory for women and families, but health care providers only faced this dire need for funding because of the deliberate decisions by New Hampshire Republicans to threaten access to essential health care. When Granite Staters’ reproductive health care was under attack from Republicans, Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Representatives Kuster and Pappas stepped up and got results.”
For months, Republicans in Concord have attacked women's reproductive rights and repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood. In September, December, and again last week, Republicans on the Executive Council have repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers, threatening access to critical health care services from thousands of Granite Staters. And in June, Republicans, led by Senate President Chuck Morse, passed a budget that included an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.