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NH: Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills

April 25, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Public funding for abortion up for debate in NH

April 5, 2012

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Boston.com, April 5, 2012 by Holly Ramer CONCORD, N.H.—Supporters of ending public funding for centers that provide elective abortions argued Thursday that doing so would give women an “upgrade in service at no additional cost,” while opponents said it could cost the state millions of dollars. Under a bill before the Senate Health and Human […]

Birth Control Debate: New Hampshire Lawmaker Urges Married Couples To Practice Abstinence

April 4, 2012

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Huffington Post, February 17, 2012 by John Celock A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should practice abstinence instead of using birth control pills. State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker (R-Concord) made the claim — noting that abstinence is available “over the counter” […]

The GOP’s abortion offensive reaches New Hampshire

March 30, 2012

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Salon, March 30, 2012 by Irin Carmon Once a bastion of fiscal conservatism and social tolerance, the GOP’s war on women has infected the state House New Hampshire is supposed to be a libertarian state relatively unconcerned by “social issues,” so what is its House doing passing eight bills restricting abortion and contraception access? As […]