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N.H. Republicans reject Democrats’ efforts to “enshrine” abortion in state law

by | May 6, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

The Associated Press reported today that New Hampshire Republicans have rejected efforts by Democrats to “enshrine” abortion rights into state law and in the state Constitution.

According to AP reporter Holly Ramer “New Hampshire has outlawed abortion after 24 weeks gestation since Jan. 1, thanks to a budget provision Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law last year. Anticipating the Supreme Court action, Democrats have sought to enshrine abortion rights into state law and the state constitution, only to have the bills tabled in the House earlier this year.”

On Thursday, Democrats tried unsuccessfully in both houses to amend other bills to include “proactive protections.” 

Republican Majority Leader Jason Osborne accused Democrats of “grandstanding over the outrage du jour” and said taking up the bill was “just a waste of our time.”Nearly seven hours later, Holly Ramer reported, “the Senate voted down a similar amendment. Instead, it approved the underlying bill, which would eliminate the safety zone that keeps protesters at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) away from abortion clinics.”

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