New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a budget bill Friday, which includes bans on abortions after 24 weeks and teaching that individuals are inherently racist due to their skin color.
Sununu signed a $13.5 billion biennium budget bill and a trailer bill (HB 1 and HB 2).
"Historic tax cuts, property tax relief, and Paid Family Medical Leave delivered all in one sweeping action is a win for every citizen and family in this state," the governor said in a simple statement that did not mention the non-financial issues which have been the subject of much debate.
The pro-life and pro-family Cornerstone Action explained the significance of the 24-week ban:
At a time when other states are legalizing abortion up to birth, the Granite State has boldly gone in the opposite direction and rejected its longstanding commitment to pro-abortion absolutism. In fact, New Hampshire has just become the first state in the country to go from allowing abortion up to birth to passing a late-term abortion ban.
"This is, from my history in this state, unprecedented, that in the 'Live Free or Die' state, we would see an extreme legislative position to try and control women's bodies, to get between women and their health care provider," U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who backs abortion rights at any time during pregnancy, said in a statement:
Republicans from NH to DC are waging an all-out assault on women's reproductive rights. It's unconscionable & demands a swift response. My letter to @SecBecerra on the urgent need for federal funding to assist NH family planning clinics & support NH women: pic.twitter.com/8sMewPT8ME— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) June 25, 2021