This past week the NH Senate Republicans defeated an attempt to repeal New Hampshire’s new pro-life law by voting to adopt an amendment to SB 399 which transformed the bill from an outright repeal of the Fetal Life Protection act into a clarification of the law’s ultrasound requirement. The strong showing of support from our pro-life community was a compelling factor in strengthening lawmakers’ resolve to stand firm.
But this was just one of multiple bills that have been introduced with the same aim. The next bill aimed at destroying the law is scheduled to have a public hearing this week. HB 1673-FN, Relative to women’s health privacy and repealing the Fetal Life Protection Act, is the House version of SB 399. If passed, it would dispose of the Fetal Life Protection Act completely. Let’s build on our momentum to ensure this bill is stopped dead in its tracks. Read on to see what you can do to prevent the passage of this extreme bill.
WHEN: This Thursday, February 10 at 1 pm in the State House, Representatives Hall, HB 1673 will have a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone OPPOSES this bill.
WHY: This bill, if passed, would return New Hampshire to a state that allows abortion up to birth for any reason.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. Sign in and register your opposition to each bill. (You can do this immediately.) This link will also provide an option to submit written testimony online. You will need to reference the date, time, and bill number above to sign in.
2. Email your testimony to all committee members. (We’ve filled in the bill number. Please customize your subject line and body. Legislators respond more positively to personalized communication.)
3. Testify in person, especially if you fall under one of the following categories:
- A physician
- Someone who has a child or relative disabled since birth
- Post-abortive mother or father
- A pro-life woman of any age
Your testimony should be brief, clear, and relational as you might talk to your neighbor.
If you have questions about testifying, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond to your inquiries.
Other Upcoming Bills You Can Take Action On
HB 1625, Repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive healthcare facility
WHEN: This Wednesday, February 9, at 1:00 PM, HB 1625 is being heard by the House Judiciary Committee in Representatives Hall in the State House.
CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone SUPPORTS this bill.
WHY: HB 1625 addresses what is essentially a free speech throttle in our state.
SB 399, Relative to certain provisions of the fetal life protection act requiring an ultrasound examination
STATUS: This past Thursday, the Senate Republicans unilaterally voted to pass SB 399 as amended by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will now head to a House committee for their recommendation. Please watch future Legislative Updates for more information. This is a victory for the preborn in New Hampshire. Read more about this important vote.
CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone SUPPORTS this bill as amended.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact your Republican Senator and thank them for voting for life.