But Wait, There’s More

[Update, 2 p.m.: According to a source present at the hearing, the committee voted “inexpedient to legislate” on this bill immediately after the hearing. The bill is likely to go to the full House on February 7.] [Edited 1/24/18 to clarify the distinction between parental consent and notification.] Just when you think you’re on top… Read More But Wait, There’s More

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

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