Follow the money: family planning in the state budget proposal

A reader has kindly alerted me to the “family planning” line item in the proposed New Hampshire budget, due for a vote in the House tomorrow, April 5. A bit of background: some of the family planning contractors in our state are abortion providers, who come to the Executive Council threatening denial of services to… Read More Follow the money: family planning in the state budget proposal

A good vote in D.C. (opposed by both N.H. Senators)

Vice-President Pence broke a tie in the U.S. Senate yesterday. What passed, thanks to him and 50 Senators, was effectively a repeal of an Obama policy penalizing states that refuse to do business with abortion providers. H.J. Res. 43 is the name of the repeal resolution. Senators Shaheen and Hassan of New Hampshire were perfectly… Read More A good vote in D.C. (opposed by both N.H. Senators)

Retroactivity, and how not to de-fund an abortion provider

Part 2 of 2. For part 1, with news of a planned “retroactive” grant of public funds to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, click here.  Since part 1 of this post, New Hampshire’s budget has been passed by the House and Senate. The extra half-million dollars for family planning added by the governor on top… Read More Retroactivity, and how not to de-fund an abortion provider

PPNNE to get “retroactive” $$ from state?

Part 1 of 2 Planned Parenthood of Northern New England may be in line for “retroactive” contract money via the state of New Hampshire, according to a public exchange among Executive Councilors Chris Pappas (D-Manchester) and Colin Van Ostern (D-Concord) and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas during the June 19 meeting… Read More PPNNE to get “retroactive” $$ from state?