Yesterday, New Hampshire’s self-proclaimed “pro-choice” governor and 2024 presidential hopeful Chris Sununu bragged during a radio interview with Three Martinis that he was the “first governor in 40 years to sign an abortion ban” — something “Republican governors before me never signed.”
Reminder: in the run-up to his reelection campaign, Sununu signed into law the first modern abortion ban in New Hampshire state history — pushing through a budget with hardline anti-abortion provisions that make no exception for rape or incest, require mandatory ultrasounds, and even mandate jail time for doctors.
Despite vocal opposition from New Hampshire medical providers, who said the “ban could jeopardize the health of pregnant women and deter doctors and researchers from moving to New Hampshire,” Sununu praised the budget as “rock solid” and “phenomenal.”
In fact, Sununu has faced so much extreme criticism over his anti-abortion record, that it was identified as a “big political problem” ahead of his eventually-abandoned candidacy for U.S. Senate.
But Sununu is not the only Republican governor who has signed and pushed for restrictive abortion bans. In places like Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida, Republican-controlled state legislatures and governors are taking the national threat to Roe v. Wade as an opportunity to push for even more restrictive and draconian anti-abortion laws.