Women’s Health & Economic Security

Governor Maggie Hassan strongly supports a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions and control her own destiny. When women have to pay more for their health care – including paying out of pocket for contraception – or aren’t given the freedom to decide when to start a family, it creates a significant economic strain.

Maggie has always fought to expand economic opportunity for women and families, and she was proud to sign New Hampshire’s Paycheck Fairness Act to help ensure that women receive equal pay for an equal day’s work. She also strongly supports efforts to expand paid family leave to ensure that workers are able to support their families during times of need at home.

As Governor, Maggie restored family planning funds and successfully pushed to restore state funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides critical primary and preventive health care services to thousands of New Hampshire women, including preventative care, birth control and cancer screenings.

Maggie believes that it’s unacceptable that politicians in Washington are still playing politics with women’s health. In the Senate, Maggie will fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own health decisions and to safely and affordably access health care. That means standing up to those seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, protecting health coverage that includes contraception, supporting efforts to make reproductive health services more affordable and accessible and fighting against efforts to undermine Roe v. Wade.