NH Dems, a pro-life choice: Clecia Terrio

I got a call recently from Ross Terrio. He’s a former state representative from Manchester whose claim to pro-life fame is his sponsorship of the bill that became New Hampshire’s partial-birth-abortion ban. He’s running for that state rep seat again, by the way, on the Republican side.

But enough about him. This is about his wife, Clecia. Mr. Terrio called to let me know that Clecia, a Democrat, has filed for governor versus incumbent Maggie Hassan. Why? Because Clecia Terrio is a pro-life Democrat. ¬†She’s offering an option to pro-life Democratic voters. She’s also giving an option to pro-life independent voters who lean Democrat on other issues.

I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Terrio. When I do, I’m going to shake her hand. It must get lonely in that party for anyone who’d like to see a little respect for human beings at all stages of development. Good for her.

Maggie Hassan is going to win that primary. Even so, everyone who picks up a Democratic ballot and looks at the candidates listed with Hassan will see one woman’s quiet declaration that there are still pro-life voters in the Democratic party.


Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, pro-life activist, hiker.