CONCORD, NH — During today’s NHPR gubernatorial debate, Governor Chris Sununu tried to run from his abortion ban that he previously touted.
Sununu claimed he couldn't veto a budget over an abortion ban, despite having vetoed the 2019 budget for not including a provision allowing deep tax cuts for millionaires. In June of 2021, Sununu signed a state budget that included those tax cuts for millionaires, a harmful school voucher program, and the first abortion ban in modern New Hampshire history — a ban that made no exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal anomaly and included an invasive ultrasound mandate and criminal penalties for doctors.
Since then, Sununu has campaigned with candidates who support further abortion restrictions in New Hampshire, including a 6-week abortion ban that would ban legal abortions before most women know they’re pregnant.
In response, NHDP spokesperson Monica Venzke released the following statement:
“The answer to ‘How can Granite Staters trust Sununu?’ is simple — we can’t. Granite State women cannot trust that Sununu won’t cower to the anti-choice extremists of his party as he has done every single time.
He touted his abortion ban and how he’s ‘done more for the pro-life issue than anyone,’ and he expects us to believe that he’d protect our reproductive rights. He won’t. In just two weeks, we need to elect Dr. Tom Sherman, a governor who will actually protect our right to choose.”