WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Republicans filed legislation to ban abortion at 15 days. Read that again: that’s 15 days – not weeks. That’s on top of the abortion ban that Republicans already instituted nearly two years ago. In a state where nearly 70% of Granite Staters support reproductive freedom, Republicans are flying in the face of the will of the public and working overtime to place absurd and dangerous restrictions on abortion access.
A reminder: Republicans have a trifecta in New Hampshire – control of the House, Senate, and Governor’s mansion.
This proposal shows the stark consequences of the Republican trifecta in New Hampshire – electing Democrats to the state legislature is the only line of defense to protect against outrageous attacks on abortion.
DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“Granite State Republicans have taken attacks on reproductive freedom to a new crisis level. It’s hard to wrap my brain around just how unconscionable and dangerous a 15-day abortion ban is. Fifteen days. And that’s on top of the abortion ban and limits on reproductive freedom that Republicans have already pushed into law. But that clearly wasn’t enough, and they’re now pursuing one of the most extreme abortion bans in the U.S.
“Republican extremism knows no bounds – the only way to protect access to abortion is to break up the New Hampshire Republican trifecta by electing Democrats to the legislature. Democrats have won 5 seats in the House in 2023 and remain within striking distance of flipping the chamber. Granite Staters deserve leaders who will represent them, not pursue a crusade of attacks on the freedoms they hold dear.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.