NH Senate kills abortion-waiting period bill

Posted on May 23, 2012


Boston.com, May 23, 2012 by AP

CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Senate has once again killed a bill that would have required pregnant women to wait 24 hours for an abortion.

The Senate already had voted last month to kill a House-passed bill requiring such waits, only to have the House add it to an unrelated Senate bill on the same day.

The Senate took up that bill Wednesday, killing it without debate.

The House had attached the abortion provision to a Senate bill that would have increased and made permanent a research-and-development tax credit for businesses. The Senate preserved some of that by sending to the governor a bill that would postpone the tax credit’s repeal.

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Posted in: New Hampshire