LSR update: looks like reps will focus on one abortion bill

My earlier report on legislative service requests (potential bills) for next year in New Hampshire featured several LSRs regarding abortion. Recently, several of those LSRs were withdrawn by their sponsors. Rep. Kathy Souza (R-Manchester) has the remaining LSR, “relative to licensing of outpatient abortion facilities.”

I’ve spoken to Rep. Souza about her proposed bill, and I’ll interview her in full once the language of the bill is determined. This is familiar territory for her. Her decades-long tenacity played an important part in the fetal homicide bill in 2012, which came within a handful of votes of passage, over then-Gov. John Lynch’s veto.

Sen Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) has an LSR regarding human trafficking. I wish there were no need for this, but there is. Meeting activist Kelly Roy here in NH a couple of years ago made me realize sadly that people are trafficked even here in the Granite State. (You can read more about Kelly and her ministry at her blog, Illuminating Love.)

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