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Efforts to enshrine abortion rights in New Hampshire fail

N.H. Statehouse
Dan Tuohy / NHPR

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republicans have rejected efforts by Democrats to enshrine abortion rights into state law in response to the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case.

New Hampshire has outlawed abortion after 24 weeks gestation since Jan. 1, thanks to a budget provision Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law last year.

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Democrats in both the House and Senate on Thursday tried to add amendments to other bills to add abortion protections to state law but failed in both chambers.

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