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VIDEO: RIP Abortion Rights

VIDEO: RIP Abortion Rights

By Mrinali Dhembla, Angelique Inchierca

June 26, 2024

Monadnock for Choice, a grassroots group from the Monadnock Region, held a “funeral” on Central Square in Keene last Saturday to mourn the death of abortion rights in the country, in an event that the organizers described as a “funeral.”

The event commemorated the second anniversary of the June 24, 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the US Supreme Court that led to the end of federal protections for abortions in the entire country, with the overturning of another 1973 landmark judgement Roe v. Wade.
But even prior to these judgements, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature saw efforts to restrain abortion access in the state. In 2021, Gov. Sununu signed a law that restricted abortion to its current 24-week limit. There were no gestational limits to abortion in the state before that.

“I am here today because I did this 60 years ago, and I am doing it again, unfortunately,” said attendee Katheryn Waterwan, 83.

@granitepost in Keene last Saturday to mourn the death of abortion rights in the country, in an event that the organizers described as a "funeral." The event commemorated the second anniversary of the June 24, 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the US Supreme Court that led to the end of federal protections for abortions in the entire country, with the overturning of another 1973 landmark judgement Roe v. Wade. But even prior to these judgements, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature saw efforts to restrain abortion access in the state. In 2021, Gov. Sununu signed a law that restricted abortion to its current 24-week limit. There were no gestational limits to abortion in the state before that. “I am here today because I did this 60 years ago, and I am doing it again, unfortunately,” said attendee Katheryn Waterwan, 83. 👉🏼 To read more about New Hampshire's reproductive rights trajectory, and find out more about the Saturday event, visit the link in our bio! #RoeVWade #ReproductiveRights #Dobbs ♬ original sound – Granite Post

Authors

  • Mrinali Dhembla

    Based in Manchester, Mrinali Dhembla is Granite Post's multimedia reporter. She's previously worked as deputy editor at The Keene Sentinel, and has experience writing for many national and international publications. When not doing journalism, she likes to cook food (and eat it).

  • Angelique Inchierca

    Raised in Southern New Hampshire, Angelique has worked in a wide variety of journalistic positions. From newspapers, to marketing, to broadcasting studios, she's excited to get Granite Staters' voices HEARD! She happily classifies as a Zillennial.

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