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The Truth on the NH Budget and Planned Parenthood Spending

The following Cornerstone Op-Ed was printed in Granite Grok November 8th, 2019 and the Union Leader November 13th, 2019 and the Concord Monitor November 18, 2019.  We’ve heard a good deal of applause in the wake of the passing of the state budget and taxpayer replacement of “lost” Title X funds. Examples are recent columns by Dunlap, Leach, and Vidunas in the Concord Monitor and  …

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Legislative Update September 21

Fight Against Abortion Funding Continues! Report on this week’s legislative happenings The legislature voted on the Governor’s vetos on September 17 and 18 but did not take up the budget vote! NEXT WEEK:The House will meet Wednesday, September 25, at 1:00 p.m. to take up the Governor’s veto of the state budget, HB 1 & HB 2. If the House overrides the veto, the Senate …

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Planned Parenthood to Taxpayers: Shut Up and Pay. We’ve Got a Business to Run.

This Cornerstone Op-Ed was originally printed Aug 21st 2019 on NH Journal Online. When the federal government got into the family planning business a half-century ago, one thing was agreed upon by all parties, even the people who argued the feds didn’t belong in anyone’s bedroom: funds for family planning were not to be used for abortion. Family planning was one thing, abortion was …

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Stand Up Now for Your New Hampshire Supreme Court

UPDATE: JULY 10, 2019 Mr. MacDonald’s nomination was defeated by the Executive Council on July 10 on a 2-3 party-line vote. Governor Sununu has nominated Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The Executive Council could vote on that nomination as soon as this Wednesday, July 10. While Cornerstone has made no endorsement of the nomination, we …

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Title X Grantees Announced

HHS has announced grant awards for Title X family planning funds for the grant period of April 1st  2019- March 31st  2020 and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will be the recipient of $600,000 of taxpayer money. As you may recall, President Trump’s new rule was rumored to prohibit federal taxpayer dollars to go to organizations that promote and administer abortion as a …

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Legislative Update February 11, 2019

SB 196, Relative to Non-Academic Surveys in Schools:  WHEN: The full Senate will vote on the bill Thursday, February 14CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED.WHY: SB 196 would roll back a 2017 law protecting student privacy and parental rights. Instead of giving parents the right to “opt-in” before a non-academic survey is administered to their children in school, it would switch to an “opt-out” policy – meaning …

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NH: The Most Abortion-Friendly State?

New York’s governor ordered buildings to be illuminated in pink lights on January 22, in celebration of state law he had just signed eliminating most limitations on abortion. Legislators in Virginia and Vermont are ready to follow suit with radically anti-life policies. Think it couldn’t happen in New Hampshire? The grim fact is that it already has. New Hampshire is one of the most abortion-friendly …

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House Votes to Kill Buffer Zone Repeal

The New Hampshire House voted on January 31 to kill an attempt to repeal the so-called buffer zone law. Cornerstone supported the bill, HB 124. The vote was 228-141 on an “inexpedient to legislate” motion. The roll call is here. Note that because the motion was “inexpedient to legislate,” a Yea vote was a bad vote. The buffer zone law is a blight on our …

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Beneath Abortion’s Rhetoric

I’ve been listening to the words some of our politicians use to frame their stand on publicly-funded abortion – terms such as “access,” “reproductive rights,” and “women’s health issues.” These are words constantly repeated in the political arena, words carefully selected to assuage any doubt, words that seemingly promise freedom, choice, and a healthier future for a woman choosing to terminate her viable pregnancy …

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Access To Your Conscience – and Your Wallet

Abortion advocates this coming election season will be talking about abortion access. What they’re really after is access to your conscience and your wallet. The time to slap down that idea is now.  Fresh off a legislative session that saw defeat for things like abortion statistics and conscience rights for medical professionals, New Hampshire’s abortion advocates are gearing up to promote the election of …

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