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State Senate to Vote on Born-Alive Bill Thursday, February 13; Calls Needed

Foes of legislation to protect born-alive infants are trying to rush a vote through the New Hampshire Senate on SB 741-FN. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Tuesday, February 11 to recommend Inexpedient to Legislate on the bill, which seeks to protect all born-alive infants, including those who survive attempted abortion. In an unusual move, the full Senate intends to vote on …

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HB 446: Senate to Vote on “Neither Male nor Female” Option on Birth Certificates

The New Hampshire Senate is expected to vote on May 15, 2019 on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth records. The bill would allow a vital record, namely a birth certificate, to be changed to reflect a person’s adopted “gender identity,” whether male, female, or “neither male nor female.” A Senate committee has proposed an amendment the House version of …

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Senate Passes Gender Identity Bill

Following the 14-10 passage of HB 1319 by the New Hampshire Senate on May 2, 2018, Cornerstone released the following statement from Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director (cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org, 603-228-4794). The Senate’s decision to pass HB 1319 undermines privacy rights and equitable treatment for all Granite Staters. The bill will impact businesses, camps, dorms, schools, sports, scholarships, bathrooms, and locker rooms. Unfortunately, the politicians …

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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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