Abortion access is at stake for nearly half of US women. Two US Supreme Court cases could overturn Roe v Wade, jeopardizing abortion access in our country. By June of 2022, 26 states - with 36 million, or nearly half of U.S. women of reproductive age (18-49) and more people who can become pregnant - could lose abortion access. We must educate our elected officials that our constitutional rights are on the line - this isn’t a drill, and we need your help.
We need a New Hampshire solution. In New Hampshire, there are currently no protections in place for the right to have an abortion. The Access to Abortion-care Act would put abortion rights into statute in New Hampshire. If passed into law, regardless of what happens at the US Supreme Court, abortion would remain safe, legal, and accessible in the Granite State.
New Hampshire is one of the most supportive states in the country when it comes to reproductive freedom; polling shows that NH’s recently-signed abortion ban is deeply unpopular with Granite Staters. Our state has enjoyed a long bipartisan tradition of upholding privacy when it comes to personal medical decisions; unfortunately, current legislative leadership in Concord has proven hostile to reproductive rights posing the greatest threat to safe, legal abortion in decades. That is why it is critical New Hampshire takes action now to safeguard abortion access.
The Access to Abortion-care Act (AAA) upholds long-held New Hampshire values by putting into law that the state cannot further interfere in the right to access abortion. This bill does not change any current New Hampshire abortion laws; it does, however, provide critical protections to ensure that Granite Staters can work with their doctors to get the health care they need in the majority of situations.
Here's how you can help pass the Access to Abortion-care Act (AAA) to protect reproductive freedom in New Hampshire: