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New Hampshire Senators Defend Late-Term Abortion

February 23, 2020

New Hampshire Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan recently slammed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The born-alive bill would require doctors to provide the same level of care to a child born in a failed abortion attempt as they would with any other child. The pain-capable bill would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with the exceptions of rape, incest, and to save the life of a mother.

Both senators criticized the bills, according to WMUR-TV Channel 9 in Manchester.

Defending late-term abortion in a statement, Shaheen said in written statement:  “These bills are part of a decades-long effort to chip away at women’s reproductive rights and eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. The question I have for Republicans is, why vote on these bills, some multiple times, but refuse to support better prenatal and maternal care for women?”

Hassan reiterated the same line of logic.

“Women are equal members of society who are more than capable of making their own reproductive, health, and life decisions — and they don’t need President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, or anyone else to make complex and difficult decisions for them,” she said, according to WMUR.

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