Down for the Count: Life-Issue Bills in N.H. House

The twice-delayed vote on a bill to prevent abortion of viable pre-born children finally came on March 21. HB 1680 was tabled in the New Hampshire House on a 170-163 vote. A committee’s recommendation of “ought to pass” on HB 1680 was never debated. The roll call for the tabling motion¬†is thus what we have… Read More Down for the Count: Life-Issue Bills in N.H. House

Abortion Statistics: “Inexpedient to Legislate,” Says N.H. House

The New Hampshire House today rejected HB 471, on abortion statistics. The bill would have put New Hampshire in line with the Centers for Disease Control, which has collected statistics for abortion surveillance for many years. The vote on an “inexpedient to legislate” motion was 200-154. Two hundred legislators voted like people who are afraid… Read More Abortion Statistics: “Inexpedient to Legislate,” Says N.H. House

Subcommittee Named to Review Abortion Statistics Bill

Five representatives from the New Hampshire House Health and Human Services committee have been named to a subcommittee studying HB 471, the abortion statistics bill that was retained in committee earlier this year. New Hampshire is one of only three states that do not collect public health information regarding abortion. HHS committee chairman Rep. Frank… Read More Subcommittee Named to Review Abortion Statistics Bill

Update: abortion stats bill retained

New Hampshire House Bill 471, abortion statistics, has been retained in committee and will not get a vote in the full House until 2018.  This is a step sideways, but it keeps the bill alive. A subcommittee is likely to work on the bill between now and January. I’ll watch for those work session dates.… Read More Update: abortion stats bill retained

House hearings coming on abortion stats, fetal homicide

On Tuesday, February 7, ¬†2017, New Hampshire House committees will take public testimony on two important bills. 11 a.m.: HB 471, abortion statistics collection. The hearing will be at the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in room 205 of the Legislative Office Building on State Street behind the State House in Concord. 2:30… Read More House hearings coming on abortion stats, fetal homicide