Early House Action, 2018: Mixed Results

January 16, 2018

In the first floor sessions of 2018, the New Hampshire House approved a bill to establish education savings accounts but killed an abortion statistics bill. In a pair of dramatic votes that each required a tiebreaking vote by Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, the House voted “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) on two therapy ban […]

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Time for N.H. House to Pass Abortions Statistics Bill

December 30, 2017

The House Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) has recommended passage of an abortion statistics bill, HB 471. Time and again, efforts to pass a statistics law have fallen short. The House can put that sorry history behind it in the first week of the 2018 legislative session, by accepting the committee’s “ought to pass […]

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Retained Bills Coming to N.H. House in January

November 17, 2017

New Hampshire House committees have made their recommendations on bill that were retained for study earlier this year. Each of these bills will be voted on by the full House early in 2018. HB 287, Study Changes to Prostitution Laws in New Hampshire: The House committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety approved an amended […]

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The Council Can and Should Handle “Policy”

November 15, 2017

“We don’t do policy.” Cornerstone heard from supporters who got that reply from an Executive Councilor who was explaining how he simply couldn’t deny state funds to abortion providers for non-abortion work. All he could do, he asserted, was approve what had been negotiated between the bidders and the state Department of Health and Human Services. […]

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State Budget Should Have No Room for Abortion

June 7, 2017

Whenever the New Hampshire Executive Council awards a contract to an abortion provider, someone in the room is bound to remark that the funds are for non-abortion work or that taxpayers aren’t funding abortions. That doesn’t tell the whole story. New Hampshire state funds might not go directly for abortion, but they go to abortion […]

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Legislators, Say No to Doubling the Family Planning Budget

April 4, 2017

A state budget increase that seems designed to divert taxpayer money to the region’s abortion providers is a bad idea, particularly in view of critical public health issues in New Hampshire. A significant amount of family planning money comes to New Hampshire from the federal government via the Title X program. Family planning contracts in […]

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Abortion Statistics (HB 471, 2017)

February 14, 2017

Cornerstone Policy Research has supported abortion statistics bills going back to 2004. A representative of Cornerstone Action sat in on study committee hearings on the last two statistics bills considered by the House. We saw firsthand the commendable and painstaking bipartisan work in 2015 and 2016 that went into the last statistics bill, HB 629, […]

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Protecting Viable Children from Abortion (HB 578, 2017)

February 13, 2017

Cornerstone supports House Bill 578 to prevent induced abortions of viable preborn children. To tolerate the killing of such human beings, not as the unintended outcome of efforts to protect a woman but as a direct intentional action in itself, is simply uncivilized. The last time the House considered similar legislation, the minority report on […]

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Legislators Have Another Chance to Repeal Buffer Zone Law

February 2, 2017

The New Hampshire legislature has its third opportunity to repeal New Hampshire’s anti-First-Amendment “buffer zone” law. Cornerstone supports the repeal effort, offered this year as HB 589, which has eight co-sponsors led by Rep. Kurt Wuelper (R-Strafford). Cornerstone has recognized from the first introduction of the buffer zone law in 2014 that it seeks to […]

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Cornerstone Testifies in Favor of Bill to Prevent Post-Viability Abortions

February 2, 2017

Cornerstone supports HB 578, introduced by Rep. Keith Murphy (R-Bedford), to prevent abortions of viable preborn children. The bill addresses women’s safety, the autonomy of physicians, and the right of children who survive abortion to be cared for. “To tolerate the killing of such human beings, not as the unintended outcome of efforts to protect […]

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#ProtestPP 2016 on October 15

October 5, 2016

A prayer march led by members of New Hampshire Right to Life and 40 Days for Life-Manchester will take place in Manchester on Saturday, October 15. A “Jericho March” will proceed seven times around the block on which Planned Parenthood office is located, at 24 Pennacook Street. The event is part of a nationwide #ProtestPP […]

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Cornerstone notes Massachusetts buffer zone settlement

December 24, 2014

A settlement in federal court this month has proven that the Massachusetts “buffer zone” law was not only unconstitutional but is also bad news for taxpayers. The state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay $1.2 million to attorneys for the plaintiffs in theMcCullen v. Coakley case. We trust that New Hampshire legislators will take the […]

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NH Supreme Court: Business as Usual for PP (For Now)

October 28, 2014

Who has legal standing to fight in court for women’s health? More precisely, who has standing to challenge an entity that dispenses chemical-abortion drugs in violation of federal Food and Drug Administration protocols? Not New Hampshire taxpayers, and not a New Hampshire pro-life group representing thousands of members. That was the decision of the New […]

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The “buffer” is on hold

August 7, 2014

New Hampshire’s “buffer zone” law is on hold, keeping peaceful pro-life witness outside abortion facilities legal for now. Senate Bill 319, signed in June by Governor Maggie Hassan, would have allowed abortion facility managers to impose anti-speech zones of up to 25 feet outside the facilities.  Seven New Hampshire residents have filed suit against the […]

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Obamacare and Medicaid Expansion Allow for Subsidization of Abortion

September 26, 2013

(Manchester)- A study released today by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, shows that the number of abortions subsidized by federal tax dollars and Medicaid expansion is likely to be between 71,000 and 111,500 per year nationally.  Advocates of abortion tout the Hyde Amendment, saying that under this law […]

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Senator Shaheen to Host Fundraiser with TX Senator Wendy Davis

July 16, 2013

CONCORD- It was announced yesterday that Texas Senator Wendy Davis will be coming to Washington, DC next week to host a fundraiser for a select few Democratic senators.  One of these senators is our very own Jeanne Shaheen. Senator Davis is well-known for her long filibuster on the Senate floor in Texas regarding the 20 […]

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Cornerstone on pro-Roe resolution and informed consent bill (2013)

February 13, 2013

On Thursday, the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee will hear testimony from eight New Hampshire state representatives about their support of HR 6, a resolution that would commemorate the 40th anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision.  “I am shocked that the representatives of New Hampshire would dedicate time to proposing, testifying, […]

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Support the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, HB 1679 (2012)

May 30, 2012

(Note: HB 1679 became law after Governor Lynch’s veto was overridden in June 2012.) Cornerstone asks legislators to keep these points in mind while considering HB 1679. We strongly favor this bill to prevent partial-birth abortions from being committed in the Granite State. The bill is about a particularly barbaric procedure, not about the right […]

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It’s Time to Look at Abortion Statistics: HB 1680 (2012)

April 12, 2012

Cornerstone Action supports HB 1680, which began as a bill to require the collection of abortion statistics. It was amended in the House to require the oversight committee to establish a subcommittee to advise the general court on the potential collection of abortion data. However circuitous the route might be, we think the destination is […]

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Women’s Right to Know: HB 1659 (2012)

January 24, 2012

Cornerstone Action offers our strong support for HB 1659, the Women’s Right to Know Act. The thirteen co-sponsors have our thanks for proposing this comprehensive act. Informed consent is essential to good health care. In order for women to be in control of their own health, they need full and accurate information about any proposed […]

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Respect the Choice Not to Fund Abortion Providers: HB 486 (2009)

February 4, 2009

Cornerstone Policy Research supports House Bill 486. We commend Rep. Nancy Elliott and the bill’s co-sponsors for respecting the consciences of their neighbors and fellow citizens, to whom abortions are deplorable, and choose not to fund them either privately or through taxation. The fiscal note prepared for the bill correctly states that pursuant to current […]

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