A whistle blower exposed the New Hampshire Medical Society this week for pressuring doctors to sign a letter by Planned Parenthood in opposition to a bill that would prohibit late-term abortions on viable unborn babies.

In an email the whistle blower provided to the Daily Wire, the medical society asked doctors to sign a letter urging Gov. Chris Sununu to veto the pro-life legislation.

“Planned Parenthood NH has drafted a letter they plan to send to the governor and are hoping to have physicians signed on to show opposition to this section of the budget,” the June 9 email read. “This language is a clear interference between the doctor-patient relationship and goes on to criminalize providers for performing this procedure.”

The email, sent by the medical society’s director of advocacy Michael Padmore, also included a link to Planned Parenthood’s letter and a place where doctors could sign it, according to the report.

Last week, the state Senate passed an amendment to ban late-term abortions on viable unborn babies as part of the state budget.

New Hampshire is one of a handful of states that allows abortions up to birth, but the newly-elected Republican legislature is working to change that. Sununu is a pro-abortion Republican, but, last week, he said he would not veto the bill.

“I’m a pro-choice governor, but like most citizens of the state of New Hampshire, I do not think that we should be doing a late-term … at the very-last-minute-type abortions,” Sununu said in an interview with a Concord radio station. “So, no, I wouldn’t necessarily veto a budget over that.”

According to the Daily Wire, Planned Parenthood is trying to recruit doctors to change the governor’s mind.

The letter that the abortion chain hopes doctors will sign blasts the legislation as an “arbitrary ban on abortion later in pregnancy” that “interferes with the patient-provider relationship in complex circumstances.”

ACTION ALERT: Complain to the New Hampshire Medical Society by going here.

“We, as medical professionals in the state of New Hampshire, strongly oppose the medically unjustified regulation of health care as proposed in the current state budget,” the letter continues.

“This language has no health or safety benefit to patients. It overrides a clinician’s judgment with a government mandate, compromises evidence-based, patient-centered care, and represents ill-advised interference in the practice of medicine,” it states. “We urge Governor Sununu to trust New Hampshire’s medical experts by vetoing the state budget.”

The legislation would prohibit abortions after 24 weeks when unborn babies are viable outside the womb. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Abortionists who violate the legislation could face felony charges that include up to seven years in prison.

Approximately 9,000 viable, late-term unborn babies are aborted every year in the United States, based on research by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.

Abortion lobbyists admit that most late-term abortions are done on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. Guttmacher statistics confirm that “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.” Instead, data suggest that “most women seeking later abortion fit at least one of five profiles: They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”

Late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, who is credited with popularizing the partial-birth abortion procedure, said in a 1993 interview with American Medical News: “I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range…. In my particular case, probably 20% are for genetic reasons. And the other 80% are purely elective.”

New York Magazine recently featured the story of an Oregon woman who aborted her unborn baby at 28 weeks of pregnancy for purely elective reasons; both she and her unborn baby were healthy.

ACTION ALERT: Complain to the New Hampshire Medical Society by going here.

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