Written Testimony

Please Preserve Biological Sex Designation on School Records (HB 136)

Written Testimony for HB 136 submitted to the NH House Education Committee by Shannon McGinley on behalf of Cornerstone Action March 9, 2021 Cornerstone Action takes a cautionary position on HB 136. We believe that in its current form, it invites potential unintended negative consequences for the student. HB 136 is a requirement to update documents and software to include the option of identifying …

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Protect Vital Records Integrity: HB 295

Written Testimony for HB 295 submitted to the NH House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Shannon McGinley on behalf of Cornerstone Action March 2, 2021 Cornerstone asks that you vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 295, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth certificates in order to protect the integrity of vital records. We all have a common interest in …

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Religious Liberty Act (HB 542)

Written Testimony for HB 542 as Amended, the Religious Liberty Act submitted to the NH House Judiciary Committee by Ian Huyett, Esq. on behalf of Cornerstone Action March 5, 2021 Cornerstone supports HB 542 as amended. Please note that, in addition to codifying the general Mack protections that were contained in the original HB 440, the amendment removes bill language that referred to “temporary …

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Civil Liberties Defense Act (HB 440)

Written Testimony for HB 440 as Amended, the Civil Liberties Defense Act submitted to the NH House Judiciary Committee by Ian Huyett, Esq. on behalf of Cornerstone Action February 26, 2021 The legislative findings in this proposed amendment explain, in a simple step-by-step manner, the need for the amendment and its modest scope. I hope that, if Committee members look at this proposed amendment, …

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HB 625 Late Term Abortion Ban – Written Testimony

The following Cornerstone written testimony was delivered to the House Judiciary committee Tuesday, February 9, 2021 My testimony this morning will be limited to HB 625. This bill is deeply consistent with the Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Casey, and I’m happy to discuss that if there are questions. But, in my testimony, I’d like to talk about why late-term abortion …

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Save Women’s Sports (SB 480)

Cornerstone strongly supports SB 480, and we thank the legislators who have sponsored it. The bill is about sports equity for female student athletes. SB 480 will protect a level playing field for girls, who are at risk of losing the ground gained by women athletes via Title IX. Sports are separated by sex category, not an arbitrary measure. This bill simply clarifies that …

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“Non-binary” on School Records (HB 1163)

Cornerstone Action takes a cautionary position on HB 1163. We believe that in its current form, it invites potential unintended negative consequences for the student. HB 1163 is a requirement to update school documents and software to include the option of identifying a student as non-binary. While we appreciate this is a natural result of recently-enacted legislation, we don’t believe “non-binary” should replace biological …

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Conscientious Objections to Abortion: Every Person’s Right (SB 486)

Full text of testimony on SB 486-FN submitted to the Senate Commerce Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action. Cornerstone Action urges you to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on SB 486-FN. This bill is not about health care or parity. It’s about coercing people into helping to pay for others’ abortions, even when that violates sincerely-held religious beliefs. This is poor public policy that is wrong for New …

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Support Infant Survivors of Attempted Abortion (SB 741-FN)

Full text of testimony on SB 741-FN submitted to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action. Please vote Ought to Pass on SB 741-FN, a thoughtfully-drafted bill calling for enforceable protections for an infant surviving attempted abortion. This legislation is about a situation arising after abortion, after a pregnancy has been terminated, after a woman has exercised a reproductive medical decision. Roe v. Wade addresses abortion rather …

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Support Prenatal Nondiscrimination (HB 1678-FN, 2020)

Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director of Cornerstone Action Cornerstone Action supports HB 1678-FN, the prenatal nondiscrimination act. We agree with the sponsors that no human being in utero should be discriminated against on the grounds of genetic diagnosis or sex. More important than anything we could share are the stories shared at the hearing by individuals living with …

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