Manchester, NH—The platform of the New Hampshire Republican Party, approved this weekend, would make abortion—with no exceptions even for rape, incest, or the life of the mother — and many common forms of birth control illegal, and roll back marriage equality.
“New Hampshire Republicans would make abortion illegal, and make illegal many common forms of birth control. The NHGOP thinks they should make the decisions for women about birth control and abortion,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “They’re endorsing the most extreme, most restrictive, most offensive views of right-wing Tea Party fanatics. It’s an outrageous attack that New Hampshire women will remember on Election Day.
“But that’s not all. The Republican platform also would end marriage equality, making same-sex couples second-class citizens. It’s wrong, and a step backward that the people of New Hampshire will not tolerate."
The new NHGOP platform reads, "Support the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections.”
It continues, “Recognize marriage as the legal and sacred union between one man and one woman as ordained by God, encouraged by the State, traditional to humankind, and the core of the Family.”