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Granite Staters Can’t Trust Kelly Ayotte or Chuck Morse to Protect IVF

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Granite Staters Can’t Trust Kelly Ayotte or Chuck Morse to Protect IVFNew

Hampshire parents: “…who is governor or president could directly impact our ability to grow our family” and “I can’t imagine what happens with the courts playing with your ability to have a family”

The Alabama Supreme Court ruling attacking access to IVF is continuing to send shockwaves across New Hampshire. A report from the Union Leaderreveals that Granite Staters are worried about what could happen if anti-choice politicians like Kelly Ayotte and Chuck Morse make this care harder to access themselves, or are given the opportunity to appoint anti-choice extremists to the state’s judiciary.

One parent reflected: “We have frozen embryos and aren’t sure if we are finished having children, and who is governor or president could directly impact our ability to grow our family if we choose,” and that “‘whether we decide to have more children should be a personal choice for my husband and I,’… not the choice of politicians.”

Another said: “It is ripping my heart out. I know how emotional it is for families who are experiencing this,” and “I can’t imagine what happens with the courts playing with your ability to have a family. It’s a scary roller coaster as we watch this.”

In the U.S. Senate, Kelly Ayotte led the charge for a national abortion ban and called for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, voted repeatedly to defund Planned Parenthood, and worked to make it harder and more expensive for women to fill birth control prescriptions. After losing her 2016 reelection bid, Ayotte proudly served as the “sherpa” for then-Supreme Court nominee and anti-choice extremist Neil Gorsuch, securing a key anti-choice vote on the court which led to the eventual overturning of Roe – ultimately laying the foundation for last month’s decision in Alabama.

As New Hampshire Senate President, Chuck Morse “proudly led the charge” on passing the state’s abortion ban, and has since bragged that he “made that happen.” Morse has also voted to defund Planned Parenthood, voted to allow pharmacists to refuse to prescribe patients birth control because of their own beliefs, and repeatedly voted against protecting patients from harassment while seeking reproductive health care.

“As New Hampshire voters come to terms with the latest attack on reproductive rights, they know that Chuck Morse and Kelly Ayotte have spent their political careers trying to further restrict their freedoms, and even paved the way for the overturning of Roe,” said DGA States Press Secretary Emma O’Brien. “Granite Staters know the stakes of this governor’s race couldn’t be higher, and that their reproductive rights – and the ability to even start a family – are on the line. This November, they will vote accordingly.”

 

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