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Commentary

Fact-based commentary on the numerous issues facing New Hampshire’s families

Why SB 480 Is Good for Women and Sports

SB 480 is the Senate version of HB 1251. If passed, it would provide that participation in women’s sports in NH will be preserved for biological women. Cornerstone strongly supports SB 480.

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Caring, Not Killing: No to Assisted Suicide

Once again, an assisted suicide bill is being introduced in Concord. Cornerstone Action will be there to say that New Hampshire can do better. Caring, not killing, is the right approach when we’re faced with terminal illness. Unlike last year’s “study” bill, this year’s HB 1659-FN would directly legalize assisted suicide. The sponsors of the bill use all kinds of words to avoid saying …

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Constitutional Amendment on Abortion Meets Strong Opposition

(Photo Credit: Beth Scaer) UPDATE 2/5/20 : The House Judiciary Committee voted on CACR 14 in executive session on February 5. By a margin of 18-2, the committee voted “inexpedient to legislate,” and we are overjoyed. Your overwhelming turnout opposing this poorly-crafted and objectionable amendment made a clear, compelling case and was effective beyond our expectations. Reported by Ellen Kolb after attending House Judiciary Committee hearing 1/22/2020 on …

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Save Women’s Sports in New Hampshire!!

Over the last two years, the NH Legislature, with the Governor’s approval, has passed a series of laws adding “gender identity” to the state’s non-discrimination laws. While equity and non-discrimination are just ideals conceived in the heart of God, because these laws are not based on reality, they predictably cause chaos and confusion. As Cornerstone warned last May, these poorly conceived laws are wreaking …

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The Emperor Has No Clothes

Pictured Above, recent article from the Union Leader online, about the article referenced in Shannon’s LTE. Shannon McGinley, Executive Director of Cornerstone Action, wrote a letter to the editor of the Manchester Union Leader which was published today, inspired by a recent article with photo and an op-ed in that paper. We encourage you to read it. We’ve also included the full text here. …

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Important State Funding Update and What’s Next for Bethany Christian Services

The Legislative Fiscal Committee was in action December 13, and we were there. Here’s a summary. Abortion Providers Benefit from Committee Vote The Fiscal Committee voted 7-3 along party lines to approve the bookkeeping change that will put into effect a dramatic increase in the amount of state general funds going to abortion providers by way of family planning programs. CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone was opposed to the …

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Update on HB 481: Thank you for making a difference!

Your voice matters! On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-0 to recommend an interim study for HB 481, essentially refusing to endorse the commercialization of marijuana in NH. We have come a long way in six months thanks to your voice and speaking up for the people of New Hampshire!  This is also an opportunity to call and thank the committee …

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“TAKE 2!”

Take two minutes to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY   On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will revisit HB 481 on the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana. In the spring of this year, with a coalition that included Communities for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth (CADY), the Diocese of Manchester, New Futures, and Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM-NH), Cornerstone fought against HB 481, which would have commercialized recreational marijuana and made it very difficult for cities & …

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Thankful for the Support of the Governor and Executive Council for NH Children

Yesterday, the Governor and Executive Council members took the next step to preserve needed funding for Bethany Christian Services. IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING, PLEASE THANK THEM AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES!! The Governor and two Executive Council members took action today to ensure a vote on December 18 for a contract extension with Bethany Christian Services. …

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In Support of Bethany Christian Services

ACT NOW to protect foster children in NH!  For the past 14 years, Bethany Christian Services has supported foster and adoptive families in New Hampshire through the Community and Faith Based Initiative Grant. Non-discrimination language was added to the amendment they submitted to the grant in November 2018 to confirm that BCS  followed the law and did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but 3 of the 5 executive …

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