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Sununu Calls Anti-Choice Budget “Phenomenal”

Earlier today, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu called his latest budget “rock solid” and “phenomenal,” but let’s take a closer look at the anti-choice behemoth that Sununu quietly signed into law last Friday.

Sununu’s “phenomenal” budget includes:

  • A controversial school voucher program that critics say could jeopardize funding for public schools, “cost the state $69.7 million,” and “disproportionately affect rural districts and districts that have lower capacity to raise revenue through taxes”;
  • Rigidly strict anti-choice provisions, including mandatory ultrasounds for all people seeking abortion health care;
  • A highly-restrictive ban on abortions after 24 weeks, with no exceptions for victims of rape and incest; and
  • Punishment for doctors who provide abortions after 24 weeks.

Sununu has defended the budget’s strict anti-choice provisions, despite vocal opposition from New Hampshire medical providers, who say the “ban could jeopardize the health of pregnant women and deter doctors and researchers from moving to New Hampshire.”