A Very Strange Endorsement of a Pro-Abortion Governor by Michael Warren Davis

In an op-ed column in the New Hampshire Union Leader of today, February 28th, Michael Warren Davis endorses, for both Governor of New Hampshire and for President of the United States, pro-abortion Chris Sununu, whom he describes as having a “moderate pro-life position.”

Sununu is a supporter of Roe v. Wade. On December 2, 2021, in an interview on NH Today, on WGIR/AM 610, Sununu stated “To be clear, Roe v. Wade needs to stay in place. I’m a big supporter of it. I’m pro-choice.”

Sununu has publicly opposed efforts by the New Hampshire Executive Council to defund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. In 2011, and again in 2014, Sununu, as a member of the Executive Council voted to approve funding for Planned Parenthood.

After initially voting to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015 in the wake of video evidence exposing PP’s trafficking in body parts, Sununu was the swing vote to restore Planned Parenthood funding in 2016, claiming, falsely, that the videos were “debunked.”

On January 18, 2022, Governor Sununu wrote a letter to the Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, in which he identified himself as “pro-choice,” and urged support for House Bill 1609, An act relative to the scope of the fetal protection act, which would scale back pro-life protections in the state budget’s recent ban on late term abortions.

On June 8, 2018, Governor Sununu signed into law two bills, one of which made gender identity a protected class in New Hampshire civil rights law, and a second which banned reparative therapy for gender confused minors.

As recently as January of 2022, Sununu reaffirmed his support for taxpayer funding of contraceptives. In July of 2018, Sununu signed a bill into law to give women a full-year supply of birth control pills with a single prescription, and mandating that insurance carriers cover it without imposing co-pays. In June of 2018, Sununu signed a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives without a doctor’s visit.