For Immediate Release
July 29, 2021
Majority of New Hampshire Residents Oppose Sununu’s Extreme Abortion Ban
This week, the University of New Hampshire released a new poll showing that a majority of Granite Staters are opposed to Gov. Sununu’s dangerous abortion ban. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Chris Sununu thought he could prioritize his personal politics over the health and rights of his constituents with no consequences, but this poll shows that he made a grave miscalculation. Granite Staters of both parties have long been staunch supporters of reproductive freedom, and they won’t tolerate politicians who want to take those rights away. Chris Sununu is about to find out what we already know: If you are a threat to abortion rights in New Hampshire, your days in office are numbered.”
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