New Hampshire Republican Party Adds ‘Personhood’ to Official Platform

The New Hampshire Republican Party amended its platform this weekend with stricter abortion provisions, including support for “personhood,” which defines life as beginning at conception.

Personhood has become a hot-button issue in Senate races across the country this year, such as Colorado, where Democrats have successfully attacked Rep. Cory Gardner for having supported such a measure in the past.

Now, the issue could spread to New Hampshire, following the state party’s decision at its convention.

The platform now states: “Support the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections.”

It added: “Support a Life at Conception Act guaranteeing the protections of Life and Personhood to the pre-born under the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution.”

The platform previously used the term “unborn” rather than “pre-born,” and did not refer to personhood.