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Senator Hassan Visits Lovering Health Center to Discuss Importance of Reproductive Freedom

GREENLAND – In case you missed it, the Portsmouth Herald featured a story on Senator Hassan’s visit to Lovering Health Center in Greenland, where she discussed the critical reproductive health care that they provide and the need to support family planning centers. This is particularly important in the face of the draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and attacks on reproductive freedom in New Hampshire, including an abortion ban and defunding family planning centers.

“The fundamental principle here is that politicians and the government should not be inserting themselves,” said Senator Hassan.

Senator Hassan is focused on protecting reproductive freedom, voting to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law, and speaking out about what’s at stake for women’s reproductive health in New Hampshire if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Senator Hassan has also fought to secure Title X family planning funding for New Hampshire and leads efforts in the Senate to increase funding for Title X.

Click here or see below for excerpts from Portsmouth Herald:

Portsmouth Herald: Lovering Health Center faces cuts amid bid to save abortion rights in NH, nationally

By Ian Lenahan

In three separate votes, held in September, December and January, the Republican-majority New Hampshire Executive Council rejected state contracts with family planning providers, including the Lovering Health Center.

[…] Ordway and other Lovering leaders spoke directly Friday to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, who with the rest of the state’s congressional delegation criticized each Executive Council vote rejecting the contracts the last several months.

[…] Regarding women’s reproductive health, Hassan said, “The fundamental principle here is that politicians and the government should not be inserting themselves.”

[…]For now, Lovering’s potential funding from the federal level is a waiting game.

“Which is why what Sen. Hassan and other folks are doing is so important,” Denoncour said. “They’re trying to get more Title X federal funds allocated so that all of these contracts that were approved … can get funded.”

Hassan pledged to “keep fighting” for the Title X funding.

“I really just am very, very, deeply grateful for the work that you do and for the care that you provide to so many people throughout New Hampshire,” Hassan told the clinic’s staff. “But as a Seacoast resident myself, I’m particularly grateful to all of you for the help provided to my friends and neighbors.”