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Anti-Abortion NHSEN Republicans Wrong For Granite State

This week, Kevin Smith said “we are SO close to ending abortion,” while Chuck Morse was a deciding vote against protecting abortion rights in New Hampshire state law

Last night, New Hampshire Republican U.S Senate candidate Chuck Morse cast the deciding vote against codifying Roe v. Wade, helping his Party carry out the next step in its years-long effort to end the right to abortion.

With the Supreme Court’s Republican appointees voting to overturn Roe v. WadeMorse’s vote leaves Granite Staters unprotected against  Republican efforts to outlaw abortion — something that multiple Senate Republican incumbents and 2022 candidates have promised to do at the federal level.

Morse has a long track record of opposing abortion rights. In a Tuesday statement, Morse said that he supports the Supreme Court overturning Roe and even bragged about his role as the “key architect behind New Hampshire’s first abortion ban in over a century. 

Not surprisingly, Morse’s primary opponent, Kevin Smith has also signaled support for the decision to overturn Roe—in just about the most underhanded way imaginable. Even as he plagiarized *verbatim* from the NRSC memo instructing 2022 GOPers to lie about (and downplay) their anti-abortion views, Smith, in a fundraising text message sent out by his campaign,  showed his true anti-abortion colors, cheering that Republicans “are SO close to ending abortion once and for all.”

Two other Republican Senate candidates, Don Bolduc and Bruce Fenton, have similarly said that they support overturning Roe. Fenton has even gone so far as to praise Chuck Morse’s extreme abortion ban. And Vikram Mansharamani has likewise praised the Morse ban law that mandates unnecessary ultrasounds and punishes health care providers.

Reminder: Gov. Chris Sununu has faced extreme criticism over his anti-abortion record — which was identified as a “big political problem” ahead of his eventually-abandoned candidacy for U.S. Senate — exemplified by his support for Morse’s hardline abortion ban, which has no exceptions for rape or incest. 

“Every single Republican running for Senate in New Hampshire has praised the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and stood behind their state party’s abortion ban,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Aidan Johnson. “At a time when Senate Republicans are  conspiring to ban abortion at the federal level, each of these anti-abortion Republicans has shown that they are way out-of-step with Granite Staters as automatic votes to restrict abortion rights even further.”

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