New Hampshire Senate: Where do Kelly Ayotte and Maggie Hassan Stand on Abortion?

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

ayotteendorsementgraphicreEvery election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for New Hampshire’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here.

The candidates have very different views on abortion. Here is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues.

Abortion on Demand

Kelly Ayotte is pro-life. She opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children. She has maintained a 100 percent pro-life voting record during her entire term in the U.S. Senate.

Kelly Ayotte voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), legislation to protect unborn children who can feel pain by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

In contrast, Maggie Hassan supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason.

Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Kelly Ayotte opposes taxpayer funding for abortion.

In contrast, Maggie Hassan supports using tax dollars to pay for abortion.

Parental Notice Before Abortion

Kelly Ayotte voted in favor of a bill to require an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state.

As a state senator, Maggie Hassan voted against requiring parental notice before an abortion is performed on a minor daughter.

Obama’s Health Care Law

Kelly Ayotte voted to repeal Obamacare, including the provision that has resulted in federal funding of about 1,000 health plans that pay for elective abortion.

In contrast, Maggie Hassan supports Obamacare, which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion on demand, and leads to the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments.

A downloadable version of the New Hampshire Senate comparison flyer may be found here.

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