Last year, the legislature adopted a parental notification law, over Governor Lynch’s veto. Now, three House bills would further raise the threshold for abortion, including one that’s attracted the most attention: requiring doctors give women detailed information about fetal development while considering abortion.
The New Hampshire House has moved to reconsider passage of a controversial bill requiring pregnant women to wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion. The bill would also require them to receive explicit information on fetal development.
Eight North Country representatives voted Wednesday against House Bill 1659, a bill that the Associated Press reported would make pregnant women wait 24 hours and certify they had been given information on fetal development before getting an abortion.
Five North Country representatives voted for the bill and three were excused from voting.