Good news: a step towards a NH abortion stats law

A New Hampshire House committee voted today to recommend that a future session of the legislature take up an abortion statistics bill. This year’s House Bill 1502, which sought to establish the state’s first reporting requirements for abortion, was voted into interim study last March. The study committee met for several work sessions over the past few months, leading up to today’s vote.

I had my doubts that the committee would get this far, especially when the last try for a statistics bill (HB 1680 in 2012) went nowhere. Today, we saw a small step in the right direction. Perhaps the next step will be a fresh bill in 2015.

Earlier posts on HB 1502: Abortion statistics bill: it’s about time, New Hampshire; Putting down a marker for women’s health; NH statistics bill study begins

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, activist, hiker.