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New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District must re-elect Rep. Pappas, who boldly defends abortion rights and access for all

NEW HAMPSHIRE — With Election Day only a few days away, Rep. Chris Pappas cemented himself as the clear choice in the race for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, claiming victory in the final debate against Karoline Leavitt.  

Leavitt’s claim of protecting New Hampshire’s liberty was immediately undermined as she doubled down on her anti-abortion positions. Leavitt again voiced her support for New Hampshire’s abortion ban, which since enacted in 2021 has deprived pregnant people and their families of essential health care, even under complex medical circumstances. Further, Leavitt boldly told voters that state politicians —”those closest to the people” — should make decisions about abortion. 

Pappas’s remarks stood in stark contrast to Leavitt’s and reminded voters that he is the only candidate who will ensure that they can decide what is best for their own bodies, lives, and futures. Pappas told voters in no uncertain terms: “I think government should get out of the way, because they have no business deciding this issue for women and families.” 

As was evident on the debate stage tonight — not to mention through his years in the U.S. House — Rep. Chris Pappas will continue to be a steadfast champion for abortion rights.  New Hampshire voters cannot trust Karoline Leavitt, who is a clear threat to reproductive freedom. 

Statement from Kayla Montgomery, New Hampshire State Director, Planned Parenthood Votes:

“Tonight’s debate cemented the fact that Karoline Leavitt, a self-proclaimed ‘fearless pro-life advocate,’ is deeply out of touch with Granite Staters’ needs and would be a reliable vote to put abortion even further out of reach in this country. The stakes are simply too high to put an anti-abortion zealot in a position where she will make decisions that determine whether or not people can access essential health care. Rep. Chris Pappas, on the other hand, has a proven record of supporting reproductive freedom, from his vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act to his championing of Planned Parenthood health centers. Rep. Pappas has never backed down, and Granite Staters have his back.”


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