State of New Hampshire Archives: on Abortion


Derek Dextraze: Abortion is a woman's choice all the way

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

A: Strongly Support - I think this is a woman's choice all the way.

Source: Email interview: 2016 N.H. gubernatorial race by OnTheIssues Mar 14, 2016

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

Chris Sununu: Voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood

The recent 3-2 vote by the Executive Council to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is bad public policy for New Hampshire women and families. Here are two important facts to consider about this important health care matter: No state money would have gone to fund abortions; furthermore, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has nothing to do with the disturbing videos concerning the purported sale of fetal tissue.

My own Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, who voted with the majority in this misguided vote, ought to know better--in the past, he has supported Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. With this vote, he as well as Councilors Kenney and Wheeler are jeopardizing health care services for more than 12,000 New Hampshire women.

Source: Fosters.com OpEd by Mark Connolly on 2016 N.H. governor race Sep 6, 2015

Mark Connolly: De-funding Planned Parenthood is bad for women's health

The recent 3-2 vote by the Executive Council to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is not only bad public policy for New Hampshire women and families, it's also a bad business decision for our state.

With this vote, many New Hampshire women's basic health care needs, like birth control and cancer screenings, are now in jeopardy. We shouldn't be sending out mixed signals concerning the state's commitment to health care, especially when it comes to meeting women's health needs in a state with above-average health care costs.

Here are two important facts to consider about this important health care matter: No state money would have gone to fund abortions; furthermore, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has nothing to do with the disturbing videos concerning the purported sale of fetal tissue.

Source: Fosters.com OpEd by Mark Connolly on 2016 N.H. governor race Sep 6, 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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2016 Presidential contenders on Abortion:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
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)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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