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Five Health Care Mandates Republicans Support

June 29, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Women need expanded access to affordable contraceptives

May 23, 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]