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Mike Pence — Who Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide — to Campaign With Eventual NH GOP Senate Nominee

On September 14 — one day after the September primary — former Vice President Mike Pence, who has called for a nationwide abortion ban, will be in New Hampshire to fundraise with the GOP Senate nominee. The fact that Pence is all in on campaigning for whoever emerges from the GOP primary demonstrates just how anti-choice all the candidates are. “Whoever wins the Republican Senate primary will stand next to Mike Pence the very next day – making it clear to every single Granite Stater that they are running for U.S. Senate to ban abortion nationwide and end reproductive rights for Granite Staters,” said NHDP spokesperson Gates MacPherson. “The Republicans running for U.S. Senate all have records that make it clear no matter who wins, they would be a yes vote for a Mitch McConnell nationwide abortion ban.” Days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Pence said, “we must not rest” until abortion is outlawed in every state in the country, and he has called for legislation to ban abortion nationwide. Like Pence, all of the leading Republican candidates have long anti-choice records:

  • Chuck Morse is the “key architect” of the first abortion ban in modern New Hampshire history, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest. Yesterday, Morse was endorsed by an extreme group that wants to ban abortion nationwide and restrict abortion "in every state and in every legislature, including the Congress.”

  • Don Bolduc said he would never vote against any anti-choice legislation, and he said the New Hampshire abortion ban is “better than nothing” but complained it doesn’t go far enough.

  • Kevin Smith said he would support “any” legislation to restrict abortion in the US Senate. Smith was a lobbyist for the anti-choice, far-right group Cornerstone Action and advocated for making abortion illegal in New Hampshire and defunding Planned Parenthood.