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Protecting Born-Alive Infants (HB 1675-FN, 2020)

Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action Cornerstone Action supports HB 1675-FN, which would protect infants who survive attempted abortion. We fear an important point was lost at the House committee hearing on the bill: the legislation is about a situation arising after abortion, after a pregnancy has been terminated, after a woman has exercised a reproductive medical …

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Legislative Update: Public Hearing on Abortion Amendment Jan. 22

Seven New Hampshire House members are co-sponsoring a measure that would create a right to abortion protected under the New Hampshire Constitution. The House Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing on CACR 14 at 1 p.m. on January 22 in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building (Update: Because of the large number of attendees, this has been changed to Reps Hall in the …

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Another Opportunity for Abortion Statistics (HB 158-FN, 2019)

Cornerstone Action supports HB 158-FN, relative to induced termination of pregnancy statistics. We have supported similar bills since 2004. We saw the commendable and painstaking bipartisan work in 2015 and 2016 that went into a statistics bill which unfortunately did not pass. It demonstrated nonetheless that bipartisan cooperation on this public health measure is possible. We support the collection of abortion statistics, in aggregated …

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Schools, Prayer, & Lawmakers: Clarity Needed (HB 289)

Cornerstone Action takes a cautious position on HB 289, relative to the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in elementary schools. The language of the bill is deceptively simple. It raises two concerns, however, which legislators should consider during the hearing on HB 289 (Thursday, 1/17/19, 2:30 p.m., House Education Committee). HB 289 would repeal a New Hampshire law permitting school districts to authorize the …

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Gender Ideology Threatens Vital Records

The New Hampshire House is considering a bill to allow individuals to obtain a new birth certificate based on a change of “gender identity.” Options on the birth certificate would be “male,” “female,” and “nonbinary.” HB 446 will have a hearing in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Cornerstone Action opposes this threat to …

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Maintain Integrity of Vital Records (HB 446, 2019)

Testimony delivered to House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Cornerstone Executive Director Shannon McGinley. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. Please vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth certificates. Upon the introduction of the legislative service request that led to HB 446, Cornerstone Action consulted with civil rights attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, since …

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Repeal the Buffer Zone Law (HB 124, 2019)

[Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Christopher Jay, Attorney with Cornerstone] Cornerstone Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan New Hampshire public policy organization that advocates to protect life, religious liberty, and family in the state of New Hampshire.  We ask your support of HB 124, in repealing New Hampshire’s so-called “buffer zone” law. This “buffer-zone” law is squarely unconstitutional. It cannot be enforced without violating …

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Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When transgender identity is treated as a non-elective medical procedure, that’s where the child welfare and legal systems inevitably lead. From CNN.com, February 16, 2018, “Judge gives grandparents custody …

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House Rejects Life-Issue Bills

The New Hampshire House let down New Hampshire voters by rejecting four life-issue bills in recent weeks. HB 1680, Viable Fetus Protection Act: the bill was tabled without debate on March 21. The roll call vote on the tabling motion was 170-163.  The pro-life vote was NAY on the tabling motion. This vote was extremely close, and 58 representatives were absent or “not voting” that day. …

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