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Five Health Care Mandates Republicans Support

June 29, 2012


Think Progress, June 29, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Republicans are in complete upheaval over Obamacare, fired up by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law yesterday. They have continuously claimed that the government is ramming this legislation down the throats of the American people, and now they are calling it an unwanted financial burden […]

NH Legislature Overrides Veto of Anti-Abortion Bill

June 28, 2012


Ms. Magazine, June 28, 2012 The New Hampshire State House and Senate voted yesterday to overturn Governor John Lynch’s veto of a bill that would prohibit late abortions. Governor Lynch vetoed the bill earlier this month, saying it went too far. Federal law already bans late abortions, with an exception if the woman’s life is […]

NH Governor Vetoes Three Harmful Bills

June 21, 2012


Feminist.0rg, June 21, 2012 New Hampshire Governor John Lynch (D) vetoed a bill on Monday that would have classified the death of a fetus as homicide and vetoed two other bills on Wednesday that would have imposed restrictions on voting registration. One of the voter registration laws would have required a photo ID to register […]

NH Senate kills abortion-waiting period bill

May 23, 2012

0, 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 […]

Women need expanded access to affordable contraceptives

May 23, 2012


The Bellingham Herald, May 23, 2012 by LINDA MCCARTHY A recent letter to the editor challenged the notion that women’s health is under attack and I’d like to offer a different opinion. Across the nation, we are witnessing deep cuts to family planning, attempts to redefine “personhood,” restrictions prohibiting new technology (telemedicine) from providing abortion […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Anti-abortion amendment kept off of child health bill

May 18, 2012


Concord Monitor, May 18, 2012 by Matthew Spolar Anti-abortion advocates nearly hijacked legislation requiring infant screenings for congenital heart defects before the Republican-controlled House reconsidered its action yesterday and passed the bill without changes. Senate Bill 348 adds the pulse oximetry test to the medical screenings required for newborns in New Hampshire. The bill is […]

New Hampshire House Conservatives Sneak Anti-Contraception Provision Into Unrelated Senate Bill

May 17, 2012


Addicting Info, May 17, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. New Hampshire House Republicans are trying to sneak a provision into a totally unrelated Senate bill, that allows employers to deny women contraception if they have religious objections. “The House voted 205-134 Tuesday to add a provision to an unrelated Senate bill to add the […]

Capitol Watch review: ‘Silly season’ for state lawmakers

May 13, 2012


Nashua Telegraph, May 13, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – The dominant Republican leaders running the New Hampshire Legislature had high hopes for the 2012 session to cement their standing as budget cutters, anti-taxers and instigators for job growth. Meanwhile, an election year always brings special-interest groups out of the woodwork trying to get their […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

NH: Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills

April 25, 2012


NHPR, April 25, 2012 by Sam Evans-Brown All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception. State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house […]

State senate committee holds testimony on four anti-abortion bills

April 13, 2012


Nashua Telegraph, April 13, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – Supporters of several bills to ban abortions fought against being labeled anti-women, while opponents told lawmakers they risked fouling New Hampshire’s reputation as a state that defends individual rights. These were the philosophical markers laid down as a state Senate committee took hours of testimony […]

The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View

April 10, 2012


Feminist Wire, April 9, 2012 by Vincent Martin A (self-admitted) conservative male acquaintance recently asked me what the War on Women means. Herein I will attempt to answer him. First, let me provide a shortened definition of War: “War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, […]

$1 billion at stake if anti-abortion law passes, state officials warn

April 6, 2012


Nashua Telegraph, April 6, 2012 by Kevin Landrigan CONCORD – The state’s Medicaid program could lose $1 billion in federal support if the Legislature outlaws public spending for any health provider directly or indirectly performing abortions, state officials warned Thursday. Much of the four-hour public hearing was ideological jousting between supporters and opponents of abortion […]

Bill severs abortion, funding (NH)

April 6, 2012


Concord Monitor, April 6, 2012 by Annmarie Timmins Led by a national pro-life group, several state lawmakers urged a Senate committee yesterday to eliminate federal tax dollars for any medical facility, hospitals included, that provides abortions or refers patients elsewhere for the procedure. Under the bill, a medical provider would be in violation if it […]