When it comes to saving the lives of children in the last trimester, we have been fighting an uphill battle. The opposition has been implacable, absolute, and unwilling to give an inch, leaving abortion in New Hampshire legal throughout the full 40 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy.
The first glimmer of hope in ten years was the NH House’s passage of HB 625-FN, which prevailed in the February 26th session by a vote of 191 “yea” votes to 160 “nay” votes. A subsequent vote to reconsider thankfully failed.
Sadly, 14 Republicans voted to keep abortion in New Hampshire legal up to birth. We are sharing their names in the interest of transparency and to inform their constituents of these critical votes. Find contact information for your representatives here.
James Allard, Merrimack 21 (Epsom and Pittsfield)
Lex Berezhny, Grafton 09 (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton)
Joseph Depalma IV, Grafton 01 (Bethlehem, Littleton)
Oliver Ford, Rockingham 04 (Auburn, Chester, Sandown)
Edward Gordon, Grafton 09 (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton)
John Hunt, Cheshire 11 (Fitzwilliam, Rindge)
John Lewicke, Hillsborough 26 (Brookline, Mason)
Norman Major, Rockingham 14 (Atkinson, Plaistow)
James Mason, Merrimack 02 (Wards 1 and 2 in Franklin, Hill)
Russell Ober, Hillsborough 37 (Hudson, Pelham)
Diane Pauer, Hillsborough 26 (Brookline, Mason)
Andrew Prout, Hillsborough 37 (Hudson, Pelham)
Dan Wolf, Merrimack 5 (New London, Newbury)
Josh Yokela, Rockingham 33 (Brentwood, Danville, Fremont)
It’s important we take the time to thank the representatives who chose life for late-term preborn in the state and bravely voted in favor of HB 625-FN. Find contact information for your representatives here.
This is not the time for politics. This small flicker of victory is already being assailed by the pro-abortion lobby and legislators in the state. Already we are seeing uneasiness and even questioning of the accuracy of this particular vote, though Cornerstone has verified its accuracy with the House Clerk.
We have too often hid behind prudence and caution instead of taking decisive action. This is not the time for that. Unless we maintain our strength and momentum and vigorously defend HB 625-FN, it will go the way of so many efforts before it. The coordination, teamwork, and support that has gotten us here has brought us too far to shrink back now.
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