planned parenthood http://nhpr.org en 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 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 Health Policy Gets Reboot After Election http://nhpr.org/post/health-policy-gets-reboot-after-election <p></p><p>President Obama’s re-election didn’t exactly smooth over implementation of his signature health care law. State governments across the nation maintain a solid level of anxiety over the bill.</p><p>Concord is no different…lawmakers like Republican <a href="http://www.jebforstatesenate.com/" target="_blank">Jeb Bradley</a> expect to spend a lot of time grappling with the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.</p><p>“The biggest single issue that this legislature in the upcoming two years will face is the expansion of Medicaid.”</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 17034 at http://nhpr.org Health Policy Gets Reboot After Election Christie Joins Lamontagne In Exeter; Women Rally With Hassan In Concord http://nhpr.org/post/christie-joins-lamontagne-exeter-women-rally-hassan-concord <p>Chris Christie joined Ovide Lamontagne and former N.H. governors John Sununu, Steve Merrill and Craig Benson for a rally last night in Maggie Hassan’s home town of Exeter. All urged the audience to work hard in the final 13 days of the election. Chris Christie argued that democrats' only weapon against Lamontange&nbsp;is fear.</p><p>'So what they are going to try to do is scare you about Ovide. They are going to try to tell you you can’t trust him to be governor. You’ve seen all the dopey ads she’s running that doin have anything to do with NH's future."</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:01:13 +0000 Josh Rogers 15470 at http://nhpr.org Pharmacy Board: Planned Parenthood Can Dispense Drugs http://nhpr.org/post/pharmacy-board-planned-parenthood-can-dispense-drugs <p>Today the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy renewed Planned Parenthood’s license to distribute prescription drugs. The decision comes despite a complaint brought by a New Hampshire Pro-Life Group.</p><p>New Hampshire Right to Life <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120808/NEWS06/708089905">submitted a complaint </a>last spring claiming that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England could not dispense prescription drugs without a contract with the state.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:57:42 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 13223 at http://nhpr.org Pharmacy Board: Planned Parenthood Can Dispense Drugs Texas, Feds Face Off Over Planned Parenthood http://nhpr.org/post/texas-feds-face-over-planned-parenthood Texas and the federal government are going at each other again, this time over Planned Parenthood.<p>The Texas Legislature cut off all Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood because of its involvement in abortions; in response, the federal government has suspended funding for the state's reproductive health program.<p>Now, Texas is suing the Obama administration.<p><strong>Closed For Business</strong><p>Odessa is a gritty, oil patch city of 100,000 on the flatlands of West Texas, famous for Permian High School "Mojo" football. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 John Burnett 2797 at http://nhpr.org Texas, Feds Face Off Over Planned Parenthood Komen Struggles To Regain Footing, And Funding http://nhpr.org/post/komen-struggles-regain-footing-and-funding It's Race for the Cure season in many parts of the U.S. The signature fundraisers of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation draw crowds of men, women and children dressed in pink to city streets around the nation each year.<p>The national breast cancer charity's decision to cut — and then restore — funding to Planned Parenthood created a firestorm early this year. The decision generated heated debate and led to the resignation of a number of the organization's top leaders.<p>Now, some local affiliates are feeling the impact of the controversy as well. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:02:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 2781 at http://nhpr.org Komen Struggles To Regain Footing, And Funding For Komen, Walks Will Be Fundraising Test http://nhpr.org/post/komen-hopes-walkers-wont-walk-out-event Over the weekend, the Susan G. Komen foundation held meetings in 15 cities around the country for people who have registered for this summer's <a href="http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer">3-Day walks</a>.<p>The annual events are key fundraisers for the breast cancer research and treatment organization. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:27:00 +0000 Shannon Mullen 1868 at http://nhpr.org For Komen, Walks Will Be Fundraising Test Planned Parenthood Still In Cross Hairs http://nhpr.org/post/planned-parenthood-still-cross-hairs One of the driving forces behind the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/02/03/146376119/komens-race-to-reverse-course-questions-and-a-p-r-challenge">now-reversed decision</a> to cancel funding to Planned Parenthood has stepped down from her executive position at the Susan G. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:31:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 1760 at http://nhpr.org Komen's Race To Reverse Course: Questions And A PR Challenge http://nhpr.org/post/komens-race-reverse-course-questions-and-pr-challenge Just three days after announcing it would no longer fund cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood, the pink-ribboned breast cancer charity <a href="http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/SGKFTC_FY10AnnualReport.pdf">Susan G. Komen for the Cure</a> abruptly reversed course today. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:48:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 1711 at http://nhpr.org How North Country Reps Voted On "Planned Parenthood" Bill http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-reps-voted-planned-parenthood-bill <p>Half of the North Country&rsquo;s sixteen representatives voted in favor of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/hb0228.html" target="_blank">House Bill 228&nbsp;</a> which bars any organization that performs elective abortions from receiving any state or federal funds.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:55:59 +0000 Chris Jensen 1475 at http://nhpr.org House Takes Aim At Abortion Providers http://nhpr.org/post/house-takes-aim-abortion-providers <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The New Hampshire House has voted to bar any organization that performs elective abortions from receiving any state or federal funds.</p><p>The measure backed by GOP leaders means Planned Parenthood of Northern New England would no longer be eligible to enter into contracts with the state to provide non-abortion reproductive health services to the poor &ndash; a role the organization has played in NH for 40 years. Warren Groen of Rochester is the measure&rsquo;s lead sponsor.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:11:22 +0000 Josh Rogers 1467 at http://nhpr.org