In a letter to the editor published in the Concord Monitor, Marina Baldasaro accused her husband, GOP Rep. AL Baldasaro, of lying when he testified before a Senate committee:
The Monitor reported that at a Senate committee hearing my ex-husband, Rep. Al Baldasaro, “testified about the ‘mental torture’ men experience when a woman aborts a baby, as his wife did before she met him.”
This is false. I would like him to apologize in writing to me — not only as a human being but as a wife for over 24 years who dedicated her life for his career and also as the mother of our three grown children. This is an outrage. I have to constantly read in papers his comments concerning me or our marriage. The constant lies I read are a disgrace.
Her husband’s testimony came before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of House Bill 1659, which would have mandated a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion.
Rep. Al Baldasaro, R-Londonderry, said men like him have to deal with the “mental torture” from women such as his wife who had an abortion before they were together.
“This is to make sure women have a right to know what to expect,” Baldasaro said of the waiting period.
“You show up. You are on the table It’s like a meat market.”