The House has voted to pass HB 2, 207-145.
The Senate, with only Democrats in support, proposed putting direct abortion funding into House Bill 2 (part of the budget). The House/Senate conference committee, again with only Democrat support, kept that funding. That shocking extremism is a slap in the face to pro-life Granite Staters statewide, regardless of party affiliation.
The full House and full Senate embraced this extremism by passing this budget. Abortion is not health care and abortion funding does not belong in the state budget.
The language in HB 2 removes a policy against the use of state funds for abortion “services.” This involves funds at the state level, and does not apply (as we understand it) to the portion of property taxes raised and spent at the local level. Refer to HB 2, page 189, note #153 of HB 2 : “Repeals a prohibition on the use of state funds for abortion services.”
Governor Sununu needs to hear from you TODAY, assuring him you will support a decision to veto any budget that contains abortion funding as he will have the final decision on what’s included.
ON THE VOTE ROLL CALL
The Budget passed 207-145, almost on party lines, except for one Democrat joining the Republicans in their “nay” vote: Julie Radhakrishnan of Amherst.