Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), released the following statement after the New Hampshire Executive Council again voted down family planning contracts for health care providers including Planned Parenthood, Equality Health Center, and Lovering Health Center.
"It is alarming that the radical majority on the New Hampshire Executive Council has yet again turned its back on New Hampshire women, public health, and decades of bipartisan consensus around family planning," said Congressman Pappas. "These councilors continue to put their own extreme political views ahead of what's best for Granite Staters, and the negative consequences of their actions will be felt by patients seeking care across the state. As a former Executive Councilor who considered these contracts in the past, I know how crucial these funds are to provide services including birth control, annual exams, cancer screenings, and STI testing. I will continue to do all I can at the federal level to support family planning providers so they can meet the needs of their patients."