WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of the Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act:
“The question facing U.S. Senators in today’s vote is simple: Do you believe in a woman’s right to live as a free and equal citizen in our democracy? I do, and that’s why I will vote yes.
“Granite Staters, of both political parties, share my belief that women have a right to reproductive and economic freedom so that they can control their own lives. Unfortunately, I do not anticipate that my Republican colleagues will join us in voting to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. As Mitch McConnell and partisan politicians across the country seek to criminalize abortion, I will keep fighting back against partisan, extreme attacks on a woman’s freedom.”