Governor Sununu Vetoes Reproductive Health Parity Act of 2020

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, Governor Sununu vetoed HB 685, the Reproductive Health Parity Act of 2020, which would have ensured affordable access to safe, legal abortion by requiring insurance plans that cover maternity benefits to provide coverage for emergency or elective abortion services.

Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement in response:

“While Chris Sununu claims to be ‘pro-choice,’ his actions speak louder - and truer - than words. Five years ago this week, then Executive Councilor Sununu cast the deciding vote to defund Planned Parenthood health centers and jeopardize access to health care for thousands of Granite Staters. And today, Governor Sununu vetoed the Reproductive Health Parity Act - a bill to ensure affordable access to safe, legal abortion for Granite Staters - making clear once and for all that Chris Sununu does not support reproductive rights.”

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