Update: Those “Common Sense” Initiatives Sununu Supported

Six months ago, just before the last statewide election in New Hampshire, a concerned pro-life Republican elicited a letter from Chris Sununu listing some pro-life initiatives Sununu would back if he were elected governor. Number of those initiatives that Governor Sununu has had a chance to sign: zero. Fetal Homicide Bill: House and Senate versions… Read More Update: Those “Common Sense” Initiatives Sununu Supported

House refuses to repeal buffer zone law

The New Hampshire House has given thumbs-down to repealing the state’s unenforced buffer zone law, rejecting HB 589 with a 191-165 “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) vote. This is the third unsuccessful attempt to repeal 2014’s buffer zone law, which gives abortion providers the ability to prohibit exercise of First Amendment rights on public property near… Read More House refuses to repeal buffer zone law

The cost of the buffer zone law, so far

A postscript to yesterday’s New Hampshire House committee vote on buffer zone repeal, HB 589: Rep. Gary Hopper (R-Weare) read aloud to his fellow committee members a communication he had received from Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice in response to a query from him about what the state has spent so far defending the buffer… Read More The cost of the buffer zone law, so far

Buffer zone repeal House committee vote, 2017

[Update, 2/22/17: the original version of this post listed Rep. Jordan Ulery as absent from the hearing. Rep. Dan Hynes has advised me that Rep. Ulery is no longer on the Judiciary Committee. I regret the error.] Update, 2/23/17: Well, well, well. Here’s a photo of the official roll call. The upshot of all those… Read More Buffer zone repeal House committee vote, 2017