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Hundreds of Granite Staters unite against Trump abortion policies on Dobbs anniversary

Hundreds of Granite Staters unite against Trump abortion policies on Dobbs anniversary

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s decision to “proudly” overturn Roe v. Wade, actor Tony Goldwyn joined New Hampshire’s full federal delegation alongside hundreds of Granite Staters to denounce Trump and MAGA extremists’ plans to enforce a nationwide abortion ban and further restrict women’s reproductive rights. (Colin Booth/Granite Post)

By Colin Booth

June 25, 2024

On the anniversary of Donald Trump’s decision to “proudly” overturn Roe v. Wade, actor Tony Goldwyn joined New Hampshire’s full federal delegation alongside hundreds of Granite Staters to denounce Trump and MAGA extremists’ plans to enforce a nationwide abortion ban and further restrict women’s reproductive rights.

Gathering in Concord, they were joined by Kaitlyn Kash, a Texas resident forced to travel out of state for an abortion due to Texas’ strict abortion laws.

“Right now, because of Donald Trump and MAGA extremists, more than a third of women of reproductive age live under an abortion ban, many of which have no exceptions for rape or incest… Is this the America we want to live in?” asked tony Goldwyn. “Is this the future we’re handing down to our daughters? For Trump, the answer is yes… He supports allowing states to monitor women’s pregnancies to enforce cruel abortion bans and prosecute doctors for providing the care they’re trained to provide.”

Kaitlyn Kash shared her harrowing experience, highlighting the personal toll of Trump’s policies: “Because of the nightmare unleashed by Trump’s abortion bans, I spent the first night of my newborn’s life in the ICU, while a nurse held her three floors away from me. At every step in my family’s journey, I have had to fight just to stay alive and bring home my baby. That should not be the case. But these bans that Trump so proudly takes credit for have brought our health care system to its knees. And it is women like me who are suffering as a result.”

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation underscored the critical nature of the upcoming election. 

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen emphasized the state’s ethos: “In New Hampshire, the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, we believe no one – not a legislator, not a governor, not a judge – should get to choose what is best for a woman. We get to make our own decisions about what is best for our health, for our family, and for our lives. Donald Trump is a threat to women’s reproductive freedom. We must all do everything we can to stop him and vote in November.”

Shaheen also mentioned an NH GOP press conference held earlier in the day in the same location, where the party announced their plans to spend a six-figure sum to rewrite their record on pushing abortion restrictions in the state, including the first modern ban in 2021.

“Did you hear about the press conference,” Shaheen asked the crowd.

”Where they promised us that they’re not going to do anything more to roll back women’s reproductive freedom? Read their platform, look at what they’ve done. The two year anniversary of this Dobbs decision reminds us what’s at stake. It’s our reproductive freedom.”

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“We know that our daughters deserve the same freedoms as everyone else,” added US Sen. Maggie Hassan..

US Congresswoman Annie Kuster drew on her personal experience to express her disgust with Republican efforts to roll back reproductive rights protections.

“I am on the cusp, I hope, of becoming a grandmother, and I find it a very challenging time to think about where to live in this country, where you can safely get the health care that you need, where you can practice birth control and control your life, where you can create a family through IVF.”

U.S. Congressman Chris Pappas highlighted the stakes of the 2024 elections: “The truth is women’s rights will be dealt another setback in 2024 if Donald Trump and anti-choice candidates are elected… The stakes couldn’t be higher. The health and well-being of women and families and whether we can restore the right to choose is on the ballot in November and we’ve got to vote like it.”

New Hampshire Republicans have repeatedly attempted to roll back abortion rights in the state, passing the first modern abortion ban in 2021 without a public hearing, with Republicans in the New Hampshire House pushing a 15-day abortion ban as recently as this year.

Polls show a supermajority of Granite Staters — as many as 87% — support reproductive freedom, and 89% of Granite Staters expect state-elected officials to protect or expand abortion access in the state. 66% of NH Republicans agree that “there should be a right to get an abortion in every state in the United States.”

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  • Colin Booth

    Based in Epsom, Colin Booth is Granite Post's political correspondent. A Granite State native and veteran political professional with a deep background in journalism, he's worked on campaigns and programs in battleground states across the country, ranging from New Hampshire, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

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