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Senate Rejects Assisted Suicide

The New Hampshire Senate today killed SB 490 on a 12-10 vote. This attempt to establish an “end-of-life study committee” would have been a step toward an assisted suicide law for New Hampshire, as the sponsor made clear in her speech introducing the bill. This vote is a statement that New Hampshire does not want to go down that road. The twelve senators voting …

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Let’s Not Move N.H. Toward Assisted Suicide

Senate Bill 490’s title indicates it’s about studying end-of-life issues, but the sponsor’s recent Senate testimony told a different tale. Cornerstone Action’s executive director Shannon McGinley explains the organization’s opposition to the bill. We appreciate Sen. Martha Hennessey’s candor at the February 8 hearing on the bill, when she expressed support for what she called “medically assisted death.” We are not fooled by attempts …

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Let’s Not Move N.H. Toward Assisted Suicide (SB 490, 2018)

Cornerstone Action a New Hampshire non-partisan, non-profit pro-family advocacy organization. Among our concerns is public policy regarding the fundamental right to life. SB 490 threatens that right. On behalf of Cornerstone’s supporters statewide, I urge you to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on SB 490. We appreciate Sen. Hennessey’s candor at the February 8 hearing on the bill, when she expressed support for what she …

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“A Plea to Brittany Maynard” – from Family Institute of Connecticut Blog

Cornerstone is pleased to share this important post by Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut. Connecticut was one of three New England states, along with New Hampshire and Massachusetts, to reject assisted suicide legislation this year. Peter was in the thick of that effort.  Brittany Maynard is the young woman with glioblastoma who’s video announcing her decision to take her life on …

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No to Assisted Suicide: HB 1325 (2014)

On behalf of our supporters throughout New Hampshire, we urge you to reject HB 1325, called by its sponsors a “death with dignity” bill. There’s no dignity involved when physician-prescribed death is regarded as medical treatment. Physician-prescribed death is a backdoor coat-cutting measure that puts a dollar sign between patient and healthcare provider. A lethal dose of prescription medication is cheaper than palliative, rehabilitative, …

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Cornerstone Urges Legislators to Reject Assisted Suicide, HB 513 (2011)

Cornerstone Action is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization of 6,000 New Hampshire residents. We oppose HB 513 just as we opposed a similar bill in 2009. This is poor public policy, whether it’s called “death with dignity” (in 2009’s HB 304), “aid in dying” (HB 513), or what we believe is the more apt “assisted suicide.” There is no dignity or aid when …

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