On June 25, Governor Sununu signed into law the state budget, HB 2 – which included the Fetal Life Protection Act. This historic legislation makes New Hampshire the first state in the country to go from allowing abortion up to birth to prohibiting late-term abortion.
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Pro-abortion leaders and the media continue to repeat false claims about the ultrasound requirement in the Fetal Life Protection Act. They portray it as imposing massive new costs. In fact, the law includes no punishment for failure to perform an ultrasound unless there is a “substantial risk” that the child is at least 24 weeks’ gestational age. Abortion clinics are also actively changing their …
Yesterday, New Hampshire lawmakers passed the state budget, HB 2. Sections 37-40 of the budget enact the Fetal Life Protection Act. The Act will be New Hampshire’s first ban on late-term abortion.
At a time when other states are legalizing abortion up to birth, the Granite State has boldly gone in the opposite direction and rejected its longstanding commitment to pro-abortion absolutism. In fact, New Hampshire has just become the first state in the country to go from allowing abortion up to birth to passing a late-term abortion ban.
Note: This testimony was originally submitted to the Senate urging them to vote in favor of HB 625, the Fetal Life Protection Act. HB 625 is now Sections 37-40 of HB 2, the State Budget. Dear Republican Senators, Please vote in support of HB 625, the Fetal Life Protection Act without bill-gutting amendments like fetal anomaly, rape and incest and removal of criminal penalties. …
We are very close to a Senate vote on HB 625, a bill that would put protections in place to preserve the life of preborn children who are at least 24 weeks gestational age. Support is growing, but we are also facing determined opposition. HB 625-FN is a carefully crafted and worded bill representing the combined efforts of legislators and legal scholars, including two proposed amendments to strengthen it – the Birdsell and French amendments – which Cornerstone supports.
While we at Cornerstone are a specifically Christian organization, we promote the religious and civil liberties of all Granite Staters, including through our promotion of Rep. Jim Kofalt’s Bill HB 440—the Civil Liberties Defense Act. We’ve recently learned that Rep. Kofalt’s bill is being falsely identified by out-of-state progressive activists as part of “Project Blitz,” a supposed “Christian nationalist” interstate conspiracy.
The opposition would have our lawmakers believe this bill will lead to a nightmare scenario in which a child with only moments to live is jerked from a mothers’ arms and subjected to futile medical procedures. Although Cornerstone was not involved in preparing the original bill, this attack does not even accurately characterize the original bill. But the fact is that this scenario is unambiguously ruled out by the Birdsell Amendment.
Take Action for Life Today! Division 3 of the House Finance Committee, which handles the Health and Human Services aspects of the proposed state budget, voted yesterday to pass an amendment on HB 2-FN-AL, relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures, which would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from awarding state funds to abortion clinics except to the degree necessary for the state’s …