For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710
Concord, NH – Today, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee heard HB 329, which would reinstate New Hampshire’s parental notification law for a minor seeking an abortion. New Hampshire originally passed the law in 2003 before it was challenged at the US Supreme Court and remanded back to the lower court. Subsequently, the Democratically-controlled legislature along with Governor Lynch repealed the law in 2007.
Testifying in support of HB 329 for Cornerstone-Action today was Cornerstone lobbyist, Ellen Kolb:
“This bill is not about abortion, rather it is about a parent’s qualified right to be notified before their minor daughter has an abortion. You have before you a bill that will pass constitutional muster. Just as important, it is time to reject the offensive and unjustified idea that pregnant New Hampshire adolescents are, as a rule, harmed by parental involvement in pregnancy-related decisions.”
In a recent UNH poll, it was revealed that 57% of NH adults support a parental notification law.
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