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At Cornerstone, our heart is to educate and speak out on critical issues impacting the lives of families in the Granite State. Here’s the latest Cornerstone commentary. We hope you’ll take a few minutes and read what we have to say.

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Pro-Life NH Senate Amendment Defeated 14-10

On Wednesday, we wrote about our support for a floor amendment to HB 1609 proposed by courageous NH state Senator Regina Birdsell, which would have created a legal safe harbor for preborn children diagnosed with abnormalities incompatible with life. You can read the Birdsell amendment for yourself here.    Senator

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Call your NH Senator Now: Create a Safe Haven for the Preborn

Tomorrow, the New Hampshire Senate will vote on HB 1609. Although this bill was originally introduced as a gutting bill designed to totally nullify our 24-week abortion ban—the Fetal Life Protection Act—the bill was fortunately curtailed by the New Hampshire House Finance Committee before being passed by the full

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update 04/18/2022

HB 1625, repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility STATUS: HB 1625 was passed by the full House last month. It will now have a hearing and be voted on by the Senate Judiciary Committee. WHEN: Tuesday, April

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update 04/11/22

SB 399, Relative to certain requirements of the Fetal Life Protection Act requiring an ultrasound examination STATUS: SB 399 was amended on the Senate Floor to change it from a bill designed to gut the Fetal Life Protection Act into one which simply clarifies the law’s narrow ultrasound requirement. WHEN: SB

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Commentary

NH House Republican Leadership Are Ushering in Unlimited Abortion

On April 13, the NH House Judiciary Committee will hear Senate Bill 399. Although this bill was introduced to repeal the Fetal Life Protection Act—New Hampshire’s only protection for the late-term pre-born—it was then amended by the NH Senate into a form that Cornerstone supports. However, as most pro-life

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Commentary

Victory! Gov. Sununu Signs Civil Liberties Defense Act into Law 

Yesterday, Governor Sununu signed HB 440, Rep. Jim Kofalt’s Civil Liberties Defense Act or CLDA, into law. New Hampshire now has a fundamental emergency powers reform in place that will assure our constitutional rights remain secure in declared states of emergency.  We applaud Governor Sununu for recognizing the need

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update 04/04/22

Ask Governor Sununu to Sign the Civil Liberties Defense Act into LawEarlier this month the NH House of Representatives voted to pass HB 440, the Civil Liberties Defense Act. This critical bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk, and he is expected to take action on it within a

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update 03/28/22

HB 1673, Relative to the Scope of the Fetal Life Protection Act STATUS: Last week, the NH House of Representatives voted in full session on HB 1673, a bill designed to totally gut the Fetal Life Protection Act. This attempt to destroy NH’s only protection for the preborn was narrowly

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Commentary

House Narrowly Fails to Recognize Biological Sex

HB 1180—State Recognition of Biological Sex—Defeated by Only 8 Votes Last week the House, including many Republicans, voted to table HB 1180, a move that could prove disastrous for women in New Hampshire by removing the state’s ability to make any determinations based on biological sex. New Hampshire currently

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update 03/21/22

HB 1609—Relative to the Scope of the Fetal Life Protection Act WHEN: The House Finance Committee will vote on HB 1609 on Wednesday, March 23. CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone OPPOSES this bill. WHY: Last year Governor Sununu signed into law HB 2, the state budget, which included the Fetal Life Protection Act. By allowing

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