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NHDP Statement on Chris Sununu’s Endorsement of Anti-Choice Extremist Victoria Sullivan

CONCORD -- Chris Sununu today endorsed anti-choice extremist Victoria Sullivan, who, as a member of the New Hampshire legislature, voted to defund Planned Parenthood and who supports bans on abortion. In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: “Chris Sununu has a lot in common with Victoria Sullivan — Sullivan and Sununu both voted to defund Planned Parenthood, they both support abortion bans, and they both support taking away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. Just as he worked to elect an anti-Planned Parenthood majority to the Executive Council last year, Chris Sununu is once again showing that he will go above and beyond to elect anti-choice Republican extremists up and down the ticket.” BACKGROUND: Chris Sununu Bragged About Casting the Deciding Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood When He Served on the Executive Council. In 2015 when he was on the Executive Council, Sununu cast the deciding vote to defund Planned Parenthood. [Seacoast Online 1/28/16, Patch 8/7/15] In 2016, Victoria Sullivan Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood. [NH General Court, 1/27/16] Sullivan Was An Outspoken Proponent Of Sununu’s Anti-Choice Budget. “​​Former New Hampshire House Assistant Majority Leader Victoria Sullivan was also pleased with the passage of the bills. ‘The news coming out of Concord today is historic. My former colleagues passed a Republican-led state budget that delivers for the hard-working families of Manchester, and plans for the future for our city and our state,’” [Manchester Ink Link, 6/25/21]