Rep. Robert Luther, RIP

Rep. Robert Luther. Photo from his biography at
Rep. Robert Luther. Photo from his biography at

I note with respect and regret the passing of New Hampshire state representative Robert Luther, who died February 20 at his home in Laconia.

When I reviewed major bills at the close of the 2015 session, I noted that Rep. Luther was among those who supported bills on personhood, fetal homicide, keeping public funds away from abortion providers, conscience rights for medical professionals, and repealing the buffer zone law. This year, he was on the right side of the House votes on dismemberment abortion and protecting children born alive after attempted abortion.

In 2014, when he was serving on the Judiciary Committee, he voted in committee and on the House floor against the buffer zone bill, which has been enjoined by a federal court since its misbegotten passage.

According to Rep. Luther’s obituary, his family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, activist, hiker.