Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.
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Many Republicans celebrated Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Four Republican Governors told the Washington Post they would support abortion rights.
Gov. Phil Scott of VT and Gov. Charlie Baker of MA were “deeply disappointed” by the decision.
The GOP has long been at the forefront of the fight to restrict abortion access and many Republican-led states have enacted or will enact abortion bans as a result of the decision.
The Republican governors of Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maryland, however, all told The Washington Post they would continue to uphold the right to seek abortions in their states.
Governor Phil Scott of Vermont and Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts both said they were “deeply disappointed” by the decision to overturn Roe. Vermont currently has no time restriction on abortions and Massachusetts allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Scott, who signed a law that codified pregnancy in the state, told the Post that a “woman’s right to choose is a principle we will uphold in Vermont.”
Larry Hogan, who opposes abortion himself, also told the Post that he would uphold the abortion laws of Maryland, including a 1992 law that protects the right to have abortions. Maryland allows for abortions up to the point of viability.
Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, who described himself as a “pro-choice Governor” told the Post abortion would remain legal despite there being no law codifying it. New Hampshire has no time restriction on abortions.
Representatives for Scott, Baker, Sununu, and Hogan did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.