The New Hampshire House defeated two bills that sought to ban dismemberment abortions and to protect infants born live after attempted abortion.
A New Hampshire legislative committee has recommended killing a state-level Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.
The United States Supreme Court this week refused to accept a New Hampshire case stemming from a 2011 federal grant to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. New Hampshire Right to Life has attempted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain all documentation from PPNNE and the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]
New Hampshire legislators continue to study what might become the state’s first law to mandate collection of abortion statistics.
New Hampshire Executive Councilors have turned thumbs down to a contract proposal from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
New Hampshire’s buffer zone law is based on a Massachusetts law that has just been ruled unconstitutional. So much for one sorry attempt at “bipartisanship.” It seems Democrats and Republicans are equally capable of dismissing the Bill of Rights. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Massachusetts buffer zone law unconstitutional. […]
The New Hampshire House will vote later this week on a committee recommendation to kill a bill calling for licensing of abortion facilities in the state. A bill to require the state to collect abortion statistics will likely be sent to study. The proposed Women’s Health Protection Act (HB 1501) has ten co-sponsors and was […]
Andrew Hemingway has become the first New Hampshire Republican to announce a 2014 run against Democratic incumbent governor Maggie Hassan. The conservative activist and self-described “political technology entrepreneur” from Bristol made his declaration to a crowd of about 100 people in Manchester on Thursday evening. Calling Hassan “a status quo” governor, Hemingway outlined his platform […]
New Hampshire is one of three states that do not report any abortion statistics to the federal Centers for Disease Control. A hearing in a New Hampshire House committee hearing this week may be the first step in changing that. House Bill 1502 has eight co-sponsors, led by Rep. Kathleen Souza (R-Manchester.) “We need the […]
Bob Smith represented New Hampshire in Washington for eighteen years, winning three terms in the House and two in the Senate. He was famous for his conservative views, his pro-life beliefs, and his clashes with Republican leadership. He met defeat in the 2002 GOP primary at the hands of John E. Sununu, who went on […]
Steve Karlen got off a plane in New Hampshire Tuesday afternoon and was on Pennacook Street in Manchester by 1:30. He was due to be in Greenland, an hour away toward the Seacoast, at 4. Later, he was expected in Haverhill, Massachusetts. His trip will take him to southern New England and finally to Schenectady, […]
New Hampshire’s statutory definition of “physician’s office” has apparently been a factor in shielding abortion facilities from oversight, according to a recent report in the state’s largest-circulation newspaper. In a front page story on May19 credited to a team of reporters, the New Hampshire Sunday News ran an article under the headline “Officials say NH […]
The New Hampshire House today tabled HR 6, a resolution in favor of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, on a vote of 239-111 . HR 6 had come to the floor without recommendation after an 8-8 deadlock in the Judiciary Committee. Tabling does not kill the resolution but removes it from immediate consideration. […]
A New Hampshire bill to repeal a new education tax credit for businesses donating to a school-choice scholarship fund for K-12 students will get a committee vote on February 12. Two days later, a resolution celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade will get a hearing, as will an informed consent bill. Passed by an […]
On June 15, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch announced his veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion. The House and Senate will consider overrides to this and other vetoes on June 27. After becoming the longest-serving New Hampshire governor in nearly two centuries, and after building a reputation as a moderate politician, he has […]
As a New Hampshire voter, I’m accustomed to being made much of by presidential candidates every four years. Dozens of them criss-cross the state, meeting us in diners and living rooms and on Main Streets all over our Granite State. After the primary, we’re left in relative peace until the next go-‘round. Here we are, […]