Thu June 28, 2012
How North Country Legislators Voted on Partial-Birth Aborton Veto
North Country representatives overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to override Gov. Lynch’s veto of a bill banning partial-birth abortions.
As NHPR reported Lynch vetoed the bill saying it was unnecessary because such procedures are already prohibited under federal law.
The governor also expressed concern about a provision that would require a second opinion before a woman could receive the procedure even if her life were threatened by the pregnancy.
The vote in the Senate was 18 – 5 with Sen. John Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, voting with the majority.
The vote in the House was 240 in favor of overriding the veto and 118 against.
Here are the North Country reps who voted to override the veto:
* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton
* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.
* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton
* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.
* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster
* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster
* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.
* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.
* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield
* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin
Here are the North Country reps who voted against overriding the veto:
* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin
* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster
* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia
* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin
* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin
Here are the North Country reps excused from voting:
* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham
To see how legislators voted on other bills go here.