Abortion http://nhpr.org en An Update On The Abortion Debate http://nhpr.org/post/update-abortion-debate <p>With two stubborn, diametrically opposed sides, the country’s abortion debate has moved very little in either direction since Roe v. Wade 40 years ago. While polls indicate most Americans do not support overturning the landmark supreme court decision to allow abortions, many do support some limitations on the procedure. And it’s in this direction that many state legislatures have swung recently, with a record number of restrictions passed since 2010. &nbsp;While this trend is changing the landscape for abortion access in some parts of the country, New England continues to be an exception. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44410 at http://nhpr.org An Update On The Abortion Debate The Shifting Landscape Of Abortion Law http://nhpr.org/post/shifting-landscape-abortion-law <p>This year, several states have passed or are debating to pass&nbsp;more restrictions on abortion, The toughest being in North Dakota’s which has banned the procedure after six weeks. &nbsp;But in New Hampshire some predict the long time abortion-rights stance of Governor Maggie Hassan should mean a status quo here..&nbsp; We’ll examine what’s behind these trends, statewide and nationwide and what it could mean for the future of laws in&nbsp;the Granite State.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24784 at http://nhpr.org The Shifting Landscape Of Abortion Law Roe V. Wade: 40 Years Later, A NH Take http://nhpr.org/post/roe-v-wade-40-years-later-nh-take <p>It’s been forty years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade&nbsp;legalized abortion.&nbsp; Over the decades, abortion policy in the Granite State has fluctuated between lighter and tighter restrictions on abortion.&nbsp; Thursday on the Exchange, we’ll look at where this issue stands in our state today…and where it may go.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><strong>Susan Arnold </strong>- Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 21088 at http://nhpr.org Roe V. Wade: 40 Years Later, A NH Take Parental Notification At One Year: What We Know, What We Don't http://nhpr.org/post/parental-notification-one-year-what-we-know-what-we-dont <p>It’s been just about a year since New Hampshire’s parental notification law took effect – a good time to look at what supporters and opponents said might happen and what actually has happened.</p><p><strong>Annmarie Timmins</strong> reports for the Concord Monitor. She looked at the law and its effects <a href="http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/localstate/3661264-95/law-vidunas-minors-abortion" target="_blank">in a piece for this past Sunday’s paper</a>, and she joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:43:59 +0000 Brady Carlson 19723 at http://nhpr.org Two Pro-Choice Candidates Face-Off Over Women's Health In Congressional Race http://nhpr.org/post/two-pro-choice-candidates-face-over-womens-health-congressional-race <p>While voters say economic issues are their top concern, abortion is also a high priority this year.&nbsp; In a recent <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/157886/abortion-threshold-issue-one-six-voters.aspx">Gallup Poll</a>, nearly two-thirds of voters said it’s an important factor in their decision.&nbsp;</p><p>But when you have a pro-choice Republican running against a pro-choice Democrat, abortion doesn’t seem like an obvious lightning-rod issue.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 16028 at http://nhpr.org Two Pro-Choice Candidates Face-Off Over Women's Health In Congressional Race N.H. Legislature Overrides Veto On Abortion Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-legislature-overrides-veto-abortion-bill <p>New Hampshire&#39;s Legislature has voted to override Gov. John Lynch&#39;s veto of a bill banning partial-birth abortions. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:35:01 +0000 Associated Press 7701 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Lynch Vetoes Anti Late Term Abortion Bill http://nhpr.org/post/gov-lynch-vetoes-anti-late-term-abortion-bill <p>Governor Lynch has vetoed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1679.html">bill </a>banning so-called &ldquo;partial birth abortions.&rdquo; The bill was the only anti-abortion bill&nbsp;that made it through the legislature this session.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:44:54 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6983 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Lynch Vetoes Anti Late Term Abortion Bill Most North Country Reps Voted To Revive Abortion Bill http://nhpr.org/post/most-north-country-reps-voted-revive-abortion-bill <p>The majority of North Country representatives voted in favor of resurrecting a bill that would require women wanting an abortion to wait 24 hours.</p><p>Such a<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-approves-24-hour-wait-abortion"> bill passed the House&nbsp;</a> in March.</p><p>But then the <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/senate-and-house-divisions-crystalize-over-abortion-bills">Senate killed it last month</a>.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 14:12:18 +0000 Chris Jensen 4890 at http://nhpr.org Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills http://nhpr.org/post/senate-and-house-divisions-crystalize-over-abortion-bills <p>All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception.</p><p>State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house and Senate.&nbsp;That friction is set to continue. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:39:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3605 at http://nhpr.org Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills Senate Begins Battle Over Abortion Funding http://nhpr.org/post/senate-begins-battle-over-abortion-funding <p>Thursday, members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee considered a bill that would ban public funding of facilities that provide abortion. Opponents of the bill, which has already been approved by the House, say it could jeopardize $700 million in federal Medicaid funds. The bill&#39;s sponsor, Republican of Rochester Warren Groen, says preventing the state from funding abortion is a smarter way to use scare with public dollars.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:20:40 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2979 at http://nhpr.org Senate Begins Battle Over Abortion Funding How North Country Reps Voted On Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-reps-voted-abortion-ban-after-20-weeks <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Seven North Country legislators were among the majority passing a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.</p><p>Three North Country representatives voted against the bill while six were excused from voting.</p><p>The bill, <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1660.html">HB 1660</a>, passed 190 &ndash; 109. It now goes to the Senate.</p><p><strong>Here are the legislators who voted in favor of the bill:</strong></p><p>* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton</p><p>* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:38:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 2856 at http://nhpr.org How North Country Reps Voted on 24-Hour Abortion Wait http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-reps-voted-24-hour-abortion-wait <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Nine North Country representatives voted in favor of a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion and three voted against.</p><p>As <a href="http://ttp://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-house-approves-24-hour-wait-abortion">NHPR&rsquo;s Josh Rogers </a>reported:</p><p><em>The so-called women&rsquo;s right to know bill had to be pared back to win final house passage.</em></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:44:27 +0000 Chris Jensen 2818 at http://nhpr.org NH House Approves 24 Hour Wait For Abortion http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-approves-24-hour-wait-abortion <p>The NH house has voted to require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.&nbsp;</p><p>The so-called women&rsquo;s right to know bill had to be pared back to win final house passage. Penalties for doctors were stripped, as was the&nbsp; requirements that abortion providers give women seeking an abortion specific information about abortion risks, including a contested claim linking aborts to breast cancer.&nbsp; According to the final amendments lead author Republican Tammy Simmons of Manchester, limiting the proposal to a simple 24 waiting period is a common sense compromise.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:06:49 +0000 Josh Rogers 2817 at http://nhpr.org 'October Baby' Tells A Story Hollywood Wouldn't http://nhpr.org/post/october-baby-tells-story-hollywood-wouldnt <em>October Baby</em> tells the story of 19-year-old Hannah, a first-year college student, who leaves home on a search for her birth mother. In many ways, it's a Hollywood-style road trip movie dealing with questions of identity, but at the movie's core is also a vigorous message about abortion.<p>In one scene, Hannah tracks down a nurse who worked at the health clinic where her birth mother had sought an abortion — one that failed when Hannah was born prematurely.<p>Voice trembling, the woman tearfully tells Hannah, "When you hear something enough times, somehow you start to believe it. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2773 at http://nhpr.org 'October Baby' Tells A Story Hollywood Wouldn't New Hampshire Again Debates Abortion http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-again-debates-abortion <p>We revisit the abortion debate in New Hampshire.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 2735 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Again Debates Abortion