New Hampshire GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Sununu Boasts He’s Pro-Abortion

Democratic candidate for governor, Executive Councilor Colin VanOstern, right listens to his Republican rival for governor, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu during the last Executive Council meeting before the election Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Pro-life activists in New Hampshire are denouncing Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Sununu who has adopted the liberal Democrat narrative that abortion is “women’s healthcare.”

In a new TV ad, Sununu, the son of former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, is described as “not a stereotypical Republican” and has promised to go separate ways with his pro-life party to “expand women’s health.”

As WMUR reports, Sununu, who is trying to appeal to more women and Democrats, also says, “The fact is, I took on my own party to expand women’s health, and I fought for more choices for our families.”

“Chris Sununu has reiterated his support of funding Planned Parenthood and has taken a dangerous stand in direct opposition to a large part of his base just days before the election,” says Rico McCahon, executive director of Cornerstone Action, in a statement to Breitbart News.

McCahon adds:

Taking a page from the liberal playbook, he debases the entire idea of “women’s health” by reducing it to taxpayer funding of abortion providers. Cornerstone believes that the health of women and their families is far too important to be reduced to the political talking point of an abortion provider and its beholden politicians. New Hampshire women deserve better, life-affirming care.

In June, Sununu surprised fellow Republicans when he voted with Democrats to approve $549,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Sununu said:

Today’s vote will provide $549,000 in funding for important health services for nearly 12,000 New Hampshire women and families, including cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment.

Last Year, I voted against this contract after hearing concerns from my constituents regarding the legality of practices Planned Parenthood had allegedly engaged in. I stand by my principle that this state should not conduct business with groups under any investigation or that are embroiled in serious controversy. As has been widely reported, charges against Planned Parenthood for these alleged practices were dismissed by court order. As this group is no longer under investigation, they should be treated like any other organization that comes before the Council.

Following his statement, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said, “Shame on the Council for funneling more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, and shame on Councilor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Sununu for going back on his vote.”

Dannenfelser continued:

Chris Sununu watched the shocking videos of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the harvesting of babies’ hearts, kidneys, brains, and livers for money, and rightly voted to withhold funding a year ago. The only thing that’s changed since then is mounting evidence uncovered by the U.S. House’s ongoing Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives showing Planned Parenthood’s collusion with organ buyers and illegal profits.  Far from being cleared of any wrongdoing, the evidence is mounting against Planned Parenthood. Taxpayers should have no part in supporting a brutal industry that puts a price tag on mothers and their children.

Ironically, Sununu’s campaign website states he is “opposing Obamacare regulations.” However, one of the health care law’s most controversial “regulations” is the contraceptive mandate, which forces most employers to provide free birth control, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization to employees through health insurance plans. Planned Parenthood is one of the most ardent supporters of that regulation.

The New Hampshire affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business, however, is supporting Democrat Colin Van Ostern for governor.



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