Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a banner plane denoucing Gov. Chris Sununu's for the abortion amendment he signed as part of the new state budget.

The group Amplify New Hampshire began flying a banner plane over Hampton Beach and Portsmouth on Friday and weather permitting through the weekend with a message encouraging people to call Sununu and tell him to remove the provision that was part of the budget prohibiting abortions beyond 24 weeks gestation. There is an exception is to save the life of the mother.

The provision also requires an ultrasound to determine the age of the fetus before any abortion.

"Governor Sununu’s abortion ban is an assault on the health and freedom of Granite Staters, and we’re calling on him to end it," Amplify New Hampshire executive director Craig Brown said in a statement. "Politicians have no right to control women’s personal health care decisions, and we will continue to pressure Governor Sununu to reverse his decision to sign this ban."

The group also put up yard signs in Newfields where Sununu lives and parked a mobile billboard in front of the State House.

Before signing the budget the governor said he is pro-choice but was not willing sacrifice the "good things"in the budget over the provision. Sununu on Tuesday told WGIR he would be willing to take a second look at the ultrasound mandate.

The Republican is also considering whether or not he will challenge incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan in the 2022 U.S. Senate race.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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