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NH has its own court controversy over a justice appointment, abortion

LEBANON — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ongoing fight over her replacement is being felt in New Hampshire, where Democrats hope to make access to abortion a major election-year issue.A vacancy on the New Hampshire...

By TIM CAMERATO Valley News Staff Writer Published: 9/23/2020 9:56:50 PM Modified: 9/23/2020 9:56:45 PM LEBANON — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ongoing fight over her replacement is being felt in New Hampshire, where Democrats hope to make access to abortion a major election-year issue.A vacancy on the New Hampshire Supreme Court will likely be determined after the November election when voters will decide whether to reelect Gov.Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that cemented abortion rights nationwide.They also point to the governor’s 2019 nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to the state Supreme Court as further evidence of his stance.

“Under my administration, support for reproductive health care freedom will be a litmus test, and as governor I will nominate a pro-choice woman to fill the vacancy on the New Hampshire Supreme Court,” Feltes, a state senator from Concord, said in a statement.The outcome of those state races, Democrats assert, could set the groundwork for the dismantling of abortion rights or the passage of more stringent restrictions.

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