Capital Beat: Here’s where New Hampshire stands on abortion laws
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It seemed to unfold at once: in Georgia, with a fetal heartbeat bill; in Missouri, with an eight-week restriction; and in Alabama, with a near total ban.
Now, a wave of far-reaching anti-abortion bills signed into law by Republican governors – including in five other states earlier this year –has whipped the spotlight onto abortion rights and electrified its advocates. Now, those same advocates are looking to build a counterweight. At least three presidential candidates have proposed national laws to secure reproductive and abortion rights through legislation, and several left-leaning states have followed suit.