ICYMI: HuffPost: GOP Senate Nominee: Abortion Decisions ‘Belong’ to GOP ‘Gentlemen’ State Reps

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Bolduc Said Women’s Reproductive Health Decisions Belong to “Gentleman” Legislators

Bolduc Tells Women to “Get On Board with the Supreme Court Decision” Overturning Roe 

In case you missed it, reporting from HuffPost shows Don Bolduc attacking a woman’s reproductive freedom during a town hall in Auburn this week, saying that “as a man,” he believes reproductive decisions should “belong to these gentlemen right here…who are state legislators.” Not mentioned: Granite State women. One of the legislators Bolduc pointed to in the audience was Jess Edwards, who this year voted to support a total ban on abortion in New Hampshire.

Making matters worse, he then callously told women to “get on board with the Supreme Court decision” that reversed Roe v. Wade and paved the way for a nationwide abortion ban.

A reminder, just two weeks ago Bolduc said “I don’t regret” telling Granite State women to “get over” the threat of a nationwide abortion ban, and dismissed reproductive freedom as a distraction in this race.

In response, Maggie for NH spokesperson Sydney Petersen released the following statement:

“Let’s be crystal clear: Politicians have absolutely no place making intimate, personal reproductive health decisions for women. This is not something Granite State women will ‘get on board with,’ and we’re not ‘getting over it.’ Don Bolduc’s anti-woman agenda has no place in New Hampshire, where we value women as full and equal citizens in our democracy.”

BACKGROUND:

This is just the latest example of Don Bolduc’s extreme, anti-choice agenda. Don Bolduc has said that he would always vote for anti-choice legislation in the Senate. He said Granite Staters should “rejoice” when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. He has also said that New Hampshire’s abortion ban does not go far enough.

Read more:

  • Boston Globe: On abortion, NH Republican Senate challenger has a message: ‘Get over it’

  • HuffPost: New Hampshire GOP Senate Nominee Don Bolduc On Abortion: ‘Get Over It’

  • WMUR: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Don Bolduc on Sen. Maggie Hassan’s abortion focus: ‘Get over it’

  • Jezebel: Republican Senate Nominee on Abortion: ‘Get Over It’

  • Politico Playbook: One way not to pivot

  • Washington Post: Post Politics Now: On Our Radar: In N.H., Hassan Seizes On Bolduc Comments, Tries To Keep Focus On Abortion Issue

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