State of New Hampshire Archives: on Abortion


Jon Lavoie: Private life is none of the government's business

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Abortion is a woman's right"?

A: Mildly support. I feel that it is none of the government's business what people do in their private life with this subject. I believe that if there are doctors willing to do the procedure, that is the safer route to go. The morality of the situation and right or wrong time for it should be in the Doctor's hands.

Source: Email interview for 2016 N.H. Governor race with OnTheIssues Oct 18, 2015

John Lynch: Emergency contraception without a prescription

I am pro-choice, but I also believe that we need to do what we can to reduce the number of abortions. That is why I fought for a law that gives women in New Hampshire access to emergency contraception without a prescription and age-appropriate family planning education. I believe parents should be involved in decisions regarding minors, but recognize that is not possible in every family. That have supported legislation to ensure minors receive adult counseling and support.
Source: N.H. Gubernatorial 2010 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 3, 2010

Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus

Q: Where do you stand on the issue of abortion and how much weight would this issue carry in confirming a Supreme Court nominee?

A: I'm pro-life. I argued a case before the US Supreme Court defending our parental notification law at the time that the Governor disagreed with our decision. On a Supreme Court nominee, that's something I'd want to know their stance, but my standard for upholding a Supreme Court nominee I'd look at their whole record, and whether they'd uphold the Constitution.

Source: Americans for Prosperity/Cornerstone 2010 N.H. Senate Debate Jun 5, 2010

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Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
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Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
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Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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