Capital Beat: The abortion fight comes to Concord
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The seats of Representatives Hall were crammed with advocates Wednesday. Hundreds clamored before the House Judiciary Committee to speak against a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a right to abortion and reproductive care.

Not present at the hearing? Significant numbers of abortion rights supporters.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has not thrown its support behind the proposed constitutional amendment, a spokeswoman said. And of the more than 50 people who spoke at the hearing, fewer than 10 of them were abortion rights advocates, according to committee chairwoman Marjorie Smith.

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