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ICYMI: NH Dems Warn with GOP Control More Abortion Restrictions on the Way

In case you missed it, the Union Leader reported that New Hampshire leaders yesterday laid out how the Republican Senate candidates would be yes votes for Mitch McConnell’s extreme anti-choice agenda of banning abortion nationwide — something McConnell has proposed repeatedly for years. This comes days after Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy called for a national abortion ban — showing just how high the stakes are for reproductive rights in the New Hampshire Senate race. Key Excerpts:

  • Leading Democrats charged Monday that Republican U.S. Senate candidates would pursue national restrictions on abortion following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

  • “If they have the chance, the Republicans running for Senate would help Mitch McConnell ban abortion nationwide and punish women and doctors,” said Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley during a virtual press conference.

  • Ashley Marcoux, [former] president of New Hampshire Young Democrats, said the three leading Senate hopefuls -- Chuck Morse of Salem, Kevin Smith of Londonderry and Don Bolduc of Stratham -- all favored the defunding of Planned Parenthood and further restrictions on abortion.

  • “No matter which of these Republican men emerge from this primary, they will pursue the exact opposite of what New Hampshire wants for their political leadership,” Marcoux said.

  • State Rep. Alexis Simpson, D-Exeter, said GOP conservatives at the State House tried last spring to pass a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

  • “Make no mistake, if Republicans are able to hold on to their legislative majority, they will further restrict abortion rights. Granite Staters are clear -- they overwhelmingly believe abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible,” Simpson said.

Read the full story from the Union Leader here.