STATEMENT: State Senator Cindy Rosenwald Condemns Governor Sununu For Dismissing Mandatory Ultrasounds And Exceptions For Rape And Incest As ‘Edge’ Issues
Today, Governor Sununu dismissed exceptions for rape and incest as “edge” issues and shrugged off questions about his plan to force women to undergo mandatory ultrasounds. In response, Senator Cindy Rosenwald released the following statement: “The Governor’s comments today were deeply offensive to survivors of sexual assault and incest. By calling mandatory ultrasounds and exceptions for rape and incest ‘edge’ issues, the Governor reinforced his disregard for women and their reproductive freedom. New Hampshire women deserve far better.” BACKGROUND: SUNUNU CALLS MANDATORY ULTRASOUNDS, EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST “EDGE" ISSUES: “Some of the stuff around the edge, the ultrasounds, what is an exception or not an exception, those might be different … but it doesn’t go against my core tenet of not allowing abortions in those late months.” [COVID Weekly Briefing, WMUR, 6/17/21, 3:02] WATCH THE ENTIRE EXCHANGE HERE AND READ MORE HERE.