According to news reports, new pro-life laws will take effect in New Hampshire, which has increasingly become a red state — a rarity in New England.
In New Hampshire, abortion will be prohibited after 24 weeks of gestation, with exceptions for the mother’s life or physical health.
Democrats have already drafted legislation seeking to repeal the new restrictions. Some also want to include the right to make reproductive medical decisions a constitutional right.
The new law in New Hampshire comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could severely erode abortion rights that have stood for half a century. Republican lawmakers across the country are ready to further restrict or ban abortions outright while Democratic-led ones are seeking to ensure access to abortion in their state law.
In 2022, Republicans have the opportunity to take out pro-abortion Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) and replace her with a pro-life Republican in a midterm year expected to be favorable to the GOP.