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

Oregon Public Health: a lot of unknowns in assisted suicide report

The Patients Rights Council newsletter provides a fine quarterly update on end-of-life legislation and its effects on people who are medically vulnerable. Their latest newsletter (viewable as a PDF) includes a summary of the most recent annual report from the Oregon Public Health Division about deaths prescribed and committed under the state’s so-called “death with… Read More Oregon Public Health: a lot of unknowns in assisted suicide report

New Hampshire Senate tables abortion statistics bill

The New Hampshire Senate on May 5 shot down an abortion statistics bill, tabling it after passage failed on a 12-12 vote. The failure of HB 629 capped a seventeen-month effort to craft a law that would permit collection of abortion statistics while protecting the privacy of all parties involved in an abortion. Supporting HB… Read More New Hampshire Senate tables abortion statistics bill

State senators need to hear from you on abortion stats

New Hampshire is moving closer to an abortion statistics bill, but the effort has apparently not yet attracted support from the 13 senators required to send the bill to Governor Hassan. Several sources have reported to me that thirteen votes for “ought to pass” on HB 629 are far from assured. The bill has not… Read More State senators need to hear from you on abortion stats

Free Dissociation: NH Minors, Tanning, & Abortion

This afternoon, the New Hampshire House passed a bill (HB 136) to prohibit tanning facilities from tanning persons under 18 years of age. The vote was 199-162, and the measure now goes to the Senate. From the HHS committee’s Ought to Pass recommendation: The committee considered three aspects. First was the safety of tanning and… Read More Free Dissociation: NH Minors, Tanning, & Abortion