NHGOP Still Refusing to Release Anti-Choice Platform
Party Won't Come Clean on Personhood, Brown Decides Women’s Health Care Is Not An “Issue People Care About,” Garcia Declares Women Shouldn’t Be Able To Make Their Own Health Choices Because They’re “Emotional Roller Coasters,” and Burns Disparages Planned Parenthood
Manchester, NH – The NHGOP and its candidates can try, but they can no longer hide their anti-women agenda from New Hampshire voters. It’s been two weeks, and the NHGOP has continued to hide its party platform, approved on September 20th at its party convention, because it includes a 'Personhood' Amendment, which would make abortion—with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother — and many common forms of birth control illegal. Meanwhile, the NHGOP’s candidates are showing their true colors.
Scott Brown declared on Fox News that equal pay and contraceptive coverage aren't “issues that people care about.” Comments from Marilinda Garcia surfaced, in which she calls women "emotional rollercoasters, and said that only ‘2 percent’ of women care about women's issues. And then, Republican Executive Council candidate Bob Burns told a cable access show that he thinks Planned Parenthood is "handing out birth control like candy." All in the past week.
"The New Hampshire Republican Party can't hide the fact that its platform and its candidates are pushing an aggressive and radical agenda that would take basic health care decisions away from women,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown, Marilinda Garcia, Bob Burns, and the rest of the Republican ticket would roll back women's reproductive rights if they had their way.
"Despite the NHGOP’s attempts to shield its platform from the public, we know where its candidates stand: they think issues like pay equity, access to reproductive health care, and the right for women make their own choices are not a priority. If they had their way, women would lose basic freedoms, and that is wrong for New Hampshire women and men alike.”