Republicans Continue to Block Access to Health Care
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3375
CONCORD – Today, following another presentation from the Department of Health and Human Services that concretely showed that, consistent with state law, no state family planning dollars are used for abortion care, Republican members of the Executive Council voted against family planning contracts for Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. This is the third vote in five months by Republican Executive Councilors to defund these family planning centers.
Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement in response to the vote:
“Once again, Councilors Kenney, Stevens, Gatsas, and Wheeler have shown that their allegiance is to a misinformed political ideology rather than to the people of New Hampshire. Defunding these family planning centers has a direct negative impact on health care for 12,000 Granite Staters, including access to birth control, STD testing and treatment, and cancer screenings. I would like to thank Councilor Warmington for her repeated support of these contracts and her efforts to protect reproductive health care access for Granite Staters.”