Senate Democrats Continue to Fight for Abortion-care Access in New Hampshire
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 568-9357
CONCORD – Yesterday, after the majority of Senate Republicans failed in their attempt to kill the Access to Abortion-care Act, the bill was Laid on the Table.
After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) and co-sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statements:
Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) stated, “As elected leaders, we must be always seeking to act in the best interest of the people we represent. We have heard repeatedly from patients and the medical community that the Republican abortion ban is cruel and doesn’t recognize their complex health care needs. While I oppose yesterday’s vote to lay this critical legislation on the table, rather than passing these essential protections for reproductive freedom, I am proud of my Senate colleagues who voted to turn down the motion of ITL and kept the fight for our rights alive. I will continue to demand better and fight for the reproductive freedom of all Granite Staters.”
Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) added, “Abortion access is in jeopardy across the country and here in NH. This is not an abstract concern—this is the reality we are facing. While Roe v. Wade is the law of the land today, it will very likely not be by this summer, upending nearly 50 years of precedent and jeopardizing a woman’s right to choose what is best for her body and her family. I was extremely proud to cosponsor the Access to Abortion-care Act and am disheartened that my Republican colleagues failed to stand up for the majority of Granite Staters who support a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion and the right to make personal, private health care choices. We had the opportunity yesterday to do the right thing and prevent further erosion of reproductive rights. We will continue to fight for reproductive freedom in New Hampshire.”