Big Turnout Against Amendment Preserving Women’s Reproductive Decisions
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Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment preserving a woman’s right to reproductive medical decisions greatly outnumbered supporters at a public hearing on Wednesday.

About 200 people turned out to testify on CACR 14 at the hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, almost all in opposition on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The proposed amendment would “protect citizens from us, the people who hold these seats,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Tim Smith, D-Manchester, speaking in Representatives Hall to accommodate the large crowd.

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