At a candidate forum in Nashua, N.H. Monday night, Molly Kelly made it clear that, like her Democratic opponent in the governor’s race, she too supports taxpayer-funding for abortions in the Granite State.
In her most impassioned moment of the night, the former state senator told the Democratic primary voters gathered at the Nashua library: “I am going to be perfectly clear with you: I have been a champion for women’s reproductive rights my entire life.
“As your governor I promise you, that all women–all women–no matter, regardless of your income will have access to a safe, legal abortion. Period,” Kelly added, pounding the lectern.
In her concluding remarks of the night, Kelly also pledged “I will stand with Planned Parenthood every single day.” Planned Parenthood supports tax-funded abortion and late-term abortions.
Kelly was responding to an aggressive campaign on pro-choice issues by Steve Marchand, her opponent in the Democratic primary. He’s released a plan calling for taxpayer-funded abortions at any point in a pregnancy, including for a minor child without her parent’s consent.
The question has been whether Molly Kelly, who has been endorsed by the abortion activist group Emily’s List, would continue to take a more restrictionist position on women’s choice than her opponent. On the issue of taxpayer funding at least, the answer is “No.”