Meredith - Executive Council candidate Joe Kenney revealed his scheme to defund basic health and family planning services for more than 15,000 Granite State women at tonight's debate in Meredith. Kenney had been hiding his out of touch plan from voters and reporters for weeks, even prompting one to note, "Maybe Kenney was busy. But, hey, Burton always returned calls and took tough questions."
"The stakes in this election are clear: if Joe Kenney wins, New Hampshire women lose," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. "Kenney made clear tonight that New Hampshire women simply can't trust him. He would vote to defund Planned Parenthood and disrupt critical health services, like mammograms, cancer screenings, and birth control for thousands of New Hampshire women all in the name of his out of touch Tea Party ideology."
Two years ago, Republicans on the Executive Council faced a massive backlash after voting to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and deny more than 15,000 New Hampshire women critical health care services, including birth control, cancer screenings, and maternal care. As Executive Councilor, Kenney could vote to block a contract from being approved - even if Planned Parenthood is the winning bidder.
"Funding basic health services for thousands of Granite State women should never be a partisan issue, but sadly Joe Kenney disagrees. On the Council he would be a vote for the radical right instead of an advocate for the women of northern New Hampshire," added Kirstein.