Governor Signs Fetal Homicide Law as Families Look On

Sarah and Griffin’s Law has been signed. I was determined to see this happen, in person. I wouldn’t believe it otherwise. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 66 on June 30, and now the fetal homicide measure will be known as Sarah and Griffin’s Law. It will go into effect January 1, 2018. At… Read More Governor Signs Fetal Homicide Law as Families Look On

Dispute Over Fetal Homicide Bill

Five months after its introduction and first hearing, four months after its passage in the New Hampshire Senate, three months after its House hearing, and days after its House passage, language has been discovered in a fetal homicide bill that allegedly would permit assisted suicide and allow pregnant women to get away with murder. House… Read More Dispute Over Fetal Homicide Bill

Fetal Homicide and Women’s Rights: Remember These Women

if fetal homicide legislation is going to be cast as a women’s rights issue, the women who lost children and grandchildren belong front and center. Make sure your state reps know about these women, before the June 1 vote on SB 66. No excuses. I’m not going to link to the mendacious social media posts that… Read More Fetal Homicide and Women’s Rights: Remember These Women

Bipartisan error: House committee rejects fetal homicide bill, then sets it aside

Rep. John Burt of the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice committee reported from the State House today that the committee “retained” SB 66, joining HB 156 in the pile of bills kicked aside for a vote in 2018. Before the vote to retain, Burt moved “ought to pass with amendment” on SB 66. His motion… Read More Bipartisan error: House committee rejects fetal homicide bill, then sets it aside

A reminder of what happens without a fetal homicide law

As House Bill 156 gets its initial hearing this week before the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, bear in mind why this and other attempts at fetal homicide legislation keep coming back. Don’t bother to tell me I’m repeating myself. I’m going to keep right on repeating myself until New Hampshire… Read More A reminder of what happens without a fetal homicide law

Why not consult the Court over fetal homicide language?

State representative Leon Rideout (R-Lancaster) posted a Facebook update today during the New Hampshire House session: H[ouse]B[ill]560 ‪#‎FetalHomicide‬ Bill was amended to the language of last years SB40. The ‪#‎NHHouse‬ just voted to not concur with that language. We will go back to work on making ‪#‎NH‬ the 38Th state with a fetal homicide law… Read More Why not consult the Court over fetal homicide language?