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Shannon McGinley

Planned Parenthood to Taxpayers: Shut Up and Pay. We’ve Got a Business to Run.

This Cornerstone Op-Ed was originally printed Aug 21st 2019 on NH Journal Online. When the federal government got into the family planning business a half-century ago, one thing was agreed upon by all parties, even the people who argued the feds didn’t belong in anyone’s bedroom: funds for family planning were not to be used for abortion. Family planning was one thing, abortion was …

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Why the Facts Don’t Matter

Following Cornerstone Op-Ed was printed in Granite Grok March 14th, 2019, the NH Journal March 18th, 2019 and the Concord Monitor on March 24th, 2019.  As the head of a nonprofit known for taking principled stands, I believe the truth is important. Foundational to our organization is the belief an informed electorate is critical to our republic. So, before taking a stand or sharing information, …

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A Fitting Fate for Bill Full of Hostility to Religion (HB 289)

In a few days, the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill regarding prayer in New Hampshire schools. The House is likely to follow the Education Committee’s recommendation of “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) for HB 289. Less likely is a House debate on the reason for the ITL: the Democratic majority on the Education committee preferred to kill the bill altogether rather than …

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When adherence to Biology becomes “Discrimination”: HB383

When respecting biology and human integrity becomes “discrimination,” we’re all at risk. Beware House Bill 383, which would require the school board to “ensure that there shall be no unlawful discrimination” in any school that “receives public funds.”  

Senate passes SB196, student privacy now at risk

SB 196, relative to non-academic surveys administered to students in school, has passed the State Senate 13-10 on a party-line vote (with Democrats in the majority, and Sen. Fuller Clark absent). This bill switches the parental consent requirement for non-academic surveys administered in school from opt-in to opt-out. Supporters of the bill claimed that the “opt-in” policy was resulting in low response rates for …

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Committee Protects Sex Buyers Instead of Children

“This [bill] is not about the johns. This is about the kids.” – Rep. Jody McNally THURSDAY, February 7th The House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee voted 12-7 this morning to retain HB 201-FN, relative to enhancing penalties for sex buyers exploiting trafficked children. Retaining the bill means it will not go to the House floor, and that the committee will make a …

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Gov. Hassan’s Fishing Expedition Catches Sen. Ayotte In A Cultural Degradation Trap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2016 Media Contact: Rico McCahon Executive Director, Cornerstone Action 603-228-4794, rmccahon@nhcornerstone.org GOV. HASSAN’S FISHING EXPEDITION CATCHES SEN. AYOTTE IN A CULTURAL DEGRADATION TRAP MANCHESTER, N.H.—Sen. Ayotte fell for Gov. Hassan’s ad trap this week, disproving her own point and degrading her leadership role as a champion of human dignity, according to Cornerstone Action. Hassan has been running TV ad …

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Rico McCahon: New Executive Director

Manchester, NH, Wednesday, May 24, 2016 – The flagship family-advocacy organization for New Hampshire, Cornerstone, will have a new face as of June 1.  Rico McCahon, cofounder of Liberty Harbor Academy, will take the helm.  After nearly two years as Executive Director, Bryan McCormack has accepted a position in the private sector that enables him to pursue other interests and opportunities. “I believe that …

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