Shaheen Statement on Scott Brown’s Republican Party Endorsing a Radical “Personhood” Platform

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement on Scott Brown’s Republican Party endorsing a platform that would:

  • Ban all abortions even in cases of rape and incest. All would be illegal.
  • Ban most common forms of birth control. All would be illegal.
  • Ban in vitro fertilization. It would be illegal, preventing couples who want children from having them.

“The message from Scott Brown and his Republican Party is disturbing, alarming and clear: they believe they should make the decisions about birth control and health care for women in New Hampshire and around the country. They are dangerously wrong, and by signing on with Tea Party extremists, they’re showing just how irresponsibly out of touch they are with the needs and rights of women.”