Senate Democrats Fight for Access to Abortion Care

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3375

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD – Today, Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) introduced SB 436, the Access to Abortion-care Act, to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Access to Abortion-care Act would put abortion rights into statute, ensuring that in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, New Hampshire families would continue to have access to safe abortion care in their home state.


After the hearing, 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, “Women are people. We cannot expect them to bear children without showing them the deep respect that such a responsibility bestows. An abortion is not a passing moment in time; it is a layer in our experience that shapes and defines us as humans, just as a pregnancy is, just as being a parent is. The Access to Abortion-care Act would put abortion rights into statute in New Hampshire, ensuring that abortion would remain safe, legal, and accessible, regardless of what happens at the U.S. Supreme Court. I am proud to bring this bill before my Senate colleagues and am committed to the fight for reproductive freedom.”


Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) added, “Abortion access is in jeopardy. This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn decades of precedent protecting a woman’s right to choose what is best for her body and her family. I am so proud to cosponsor the Access to Abortion-care Act which reflects New Hampshire’s very real support of abortion access and codifies the essential right to reproductive freedom in New Hampshire, regardless of what happens federally.”


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