For Immediate Release
February 25, 2021
EMILYs List Statement on NH State House Passing Abortion Restrictions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Republican-led New Hampshire state House passed two anti-abortion bills, one of which would ban abortion after 24 weeks unless the mother’s health was at risk. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“These dangerous bills are the result of a national right-wing disinformation campaign that uses medically inaccurate propaganda to restrict access to reproductive health care. Shame on New Hampshire Republicans who have chosen to ignore facts and science in favor of scoring political points. Bills like these show why it’s so critical to elect Democratic pro-choice women in New Hampshire and states across the country. EMILYs List is working hard to continue electing lawmakers who will fight any legislation that restricts access to health care.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.