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CD-01 GOP Candidates Remain Silent on Dobbs

CONCORD, NH – Last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade overturned almost 50 years of precedent and put the lives and livelihoods of women and families across New Hampshire in jeopardy. As women grieve in the wake of the Dobbs decision, half the NH-01 GOP primary field celebrated the ruling.


Former Trump White House staffer Karoline Leavitt, who has said abortion and the right to chose “is not about women’s rights or women's health” and has promised to “always” vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, applauded the Supreme Court's “righteous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade” and thanked former President Donald Trump.


State Representative Tim Baxter, who proudly supports a “total ban on abortion”, also praised the decision to end the Constitutional right to an abortion in America.

Notably silent were Matt Mowers and Gail Huff Brown.


In response to their silence, NHDP spokesperson Monica Venzke released the following statement:


“Last week, women were stripped of the fundamental right to make decisions about their own health care - a devastating blow to families both in New Hampshire and across the nation. While Congressman Chris Pappas fought to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act in the House and vocally advocated for the protection of women’s rights, his far right opponents Matt Mowers and Gail Huff Brown haven’t said a word. Why are they afraid of sharing their views with New Hampshire voters?”


Rather than telling voters where he stands on the most consequential Supreme Court decision of the decade, Mowers touted his latest endorsement from MAGA grifter Richard Grinell — the man who said the real tragedy of January 6th was Trump being banned from Twitter, not the assault on our democracy or the deaths of 5 members of law enforcement.

Meanwhile, we know Huff Brown is paying attention to the Supreme Court, as found time to applaud another radical SCOTUS decision earlier this week.


“New Hampshire voters are not fooled by Gail Huff Brown and Matt Mowers’s silence on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This is yet another failed attempt to hide their radical ideas about women and choice. Make no mistake — each of the extreme Republicans running in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District would support a federal ban on abortion. New Hampshire voters believe in protecting the freedom and safety of women — that’s why they’ll re-elect Congressman Chris Pappas in November.”