Sununu's Anti-Choice Record in Spotlight After Supreme Court’s Ruling on Reproductive Rights
CONCORD -- Chris Sununu’s decade-long anti-choice record is in the spotlight following the Supreme Court’s decision to turn its back on 50 years of precedent and render reproductive rights meaningless in Texas. On Friday, Democratic leaders called for a repeal of Governor Sununu’s abortion ban following the Supreme Court’s decision, as New Hampshire Republicans are gearing up to impose even stricter abortion bans in the Granite State. “The latest attacks on reproductive freedom in Texas serves as another reminder of Sununu’s anti-choice record — which includes defunding Planned Parenthood and signing into law an abortion ban and mandatory ultrasounds,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “New Hampshire Democrats will continue to hold Sununu accountable for his anti-choice record in the face of attacks in New Hampshire and across the country on reproductive rights.” Background on Chris Sununu’s Anti-Choice Record: Chris Sununu Signed An Abortion Ban and Mandatory Ultrasounds into Law.
In June, Sununu signed an abortion ban into law that imposes criminal penalties and prison time for doctors and makes no exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal anomaly. [Seacoast Online, 7/1/21]
Sununu also signed into law mandatory ultrasounds for any woman seeking an abortion. [Seacoast Online, 7/1/21]
Chris Sununu Has Supported the Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Who Now Threaten Reproductive Rights.
In 2017, Sununu signed a letter saying he “applaud[s]” the nomination of Justice Gorsuch and urged the Senate to “swiftly confirm” him. [Republican Governors Association, 3/16/17]
In 2018, Sununu signed another letter saying he stood “in support” of Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination and encouraged the Senate to “move expeditiously” to confirm him. [Concord Monitor, 7/29/18]
In 2020, Sununu refused to stand up to McConnell and oppose the confirmation of Justice Coney Barrett, and encouraged her advancement through the confirmation process on a Facebook Live video. [WMUR, 10/9/20]
Chris Sununu Cast 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]