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Written Testimony

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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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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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NH Children Don’t Need SB 700

A committee hearing for Senate Bill 700 was held on January 22nd. As part of the overall effort to expand marijuana use in our state, Senate Bill 700 would include autism as a qualified condition for medical marijuana, treatment not backed by solid research. Moreover, the Surgeon General recently issued an advisory against marijuana use in children and young adults up to the age …

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Sports Equity for Female Student Athletes (HB 1251)

Written Testimony given to the House Education Committee by Shannon McGinley of Cornerstone Action for hearing on HB 1251, January 15 2020.  Cornerstone strongly supports HB 1251, and we thank the many legislators who have sponsored it today. The bill is about sports equity for female student athletes. HB 1251 will protect a level playing field for girls, who are at risk of losing …

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