Abortion http://nhpr.org en Christian Legal Group Sues To Halt N.H.'s Buffer Zone Law http://nhpr.org/post/christian-legal-group-sues-halt-nhs-buffer-zone-law <p>A Christian legal group has asked a federal judge to block a New Hampshire law that bars demonstrators from coming within 25 feet of facilities that offer or perform abortions.</p><p>New Hampshire’s so-called buffer zone rule is set to take effect Thursday. But in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar law in Massachusetts, Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to delay implementation of the new restrictions.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:55:32 +0000 Brian Wallstin 51535 at http://nhpr.org Christian Legal Group Sues To Halt N.H.'s Buffer Zone Law Hassan Promises Review of Buffer Zones After Supreme Court Strikes Down Mass. Law http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-promises-review-buffer-zones-after-supreme-court-strikes-down-mass-law <p></p><p>Gov. Maggie Hassan said her administration will “closely review” how Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Massachusetts’ law that restricts protests outside abortion clinics will affect a similar law that will take effect in New Hampshire next month.</p><p>Hassan, who is in Turkey on a trade mission, signed a bill June 10 that authorizes reproductive health facilities that perform abortions to establish 25-foot buffer zones around the entrance. The law is set to take effect July 10.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:33:51 +0000 Brian Wallstin 50934 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Promises Review of Buffer Zones After Supreme Court Strikes Down Mass. Law U.S. Supreme Court: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Are Unconstitutional http://nhpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones-are-unconstitutional <p>In a decision that could have implications in New Hampshire, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf">the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down</a> a Massachusetts law that permits a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.</p><p>The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:15 +0000 Associated Press 50897 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Buffer Zones Bill Signed Into Law http://nhpr.org/post/nh-buffer-zones-bill-signed-law <p>Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill enabling abortion clinics to create a buffer zone that would keep protesters clear of the entrance.</p><p>After a prolonged legislative debate in the house, the <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/SB0319.html">final language</a> in the bill gives reproductive health clinics the flexibility to make clearly marked buffer zones “up to” 25 feet in radius.</p><p>Jennifer Frizzell with Planned Parenthood says the buffer zones will ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of patients while protecting first amendment rights.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:36:11 +0000 Ryan Lessard 49994 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Buffer Zones Bill Signed Into Law Gov. Hassan Will Sign Abortion Buffer Zone Bill Into Law http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-will-sign-abortion-buffer-zone-bill-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A spokesman for Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign a bill that would allow New Hampshire's reproductive health facilities where abortions are offered to set buffer zones up to 25 feet around their entrances.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:49:41 +0000 Associated Press 49035 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Will Sign Abortion Buffer Zone Bill Into Law Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone http://nhpr.org/post/statehouse-updates-nh-death-penalty-repeal-abortion-buffer-zone <p></p><p><strong>N.H.'s Death Penalty Faces a Last Repeal Attempt for the Year</strong></p><p>Although the matter seemed settled for the year after the State Senate tabled a repeal bill, longtime opponents of capital punishment in the House are making one last attempt.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:00:40 +0000 The Exchange 48624 at http://nhpr.org Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Passes N.H. House http://nhpr.org/post/abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-passes-nh-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The New Hampshire House passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1">bill </a>(162, 100) to create a marked buffer zone around abortion clinic entrances to keep protesters 25 feet back.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:35:12 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48558 at http://nhpr.org Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Passes N.H. House Inside The Buffer Zone: A Look At The N.H. Bill To Keep Abortion Protesters Back http://nhpr.org/post/inside-buffer-zone-look-nh-bill-keep-abortion-protesters-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The House Judiciary committee considered a bill Tuesday that would create a 25 foot buffer zone to keep anti-abortion activists clear of abortion clinic entrances. While it’s expected to become law, it may face legal challenges when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a similar law in Massachusetts.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:48:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 47197 at http://nhpr.org Inside The Buffer Zone: A Look At The N.H. Bill To Keep Abortion Protesters Back 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