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.