SB486 would require NH health insurance plans that cover maternity services to “provide coverage for emergency or elective abortion services for persons who are residents of this state”, continuing the falsehood that violating the most basic human rights of the unborn is “health care”.
This forces employers, employees, taxpayers, and health plans that disagree with abortion to pay for it, in direct violation of NH Constitution Article 4: the Right of Conscience. Churches, pro-life non-profits, state & municipal health plans, and more would all be required to fund abortions!
Studies show that the vast majority of Americans agree with some restrictions on abortion, especially in the 3rd trimester, but this bill would require everyone who pays health insurance to subsidize even those.
The bill will be heard by the Senate Commerce Committee this Tuesday, Feb 18, at 2:15pm in State House room 100.
We need to pray that the Lord would deliver us from being forced to choose between health insurance and being complicit in atrocities.
Please let the committee know you oppose this. Individual emails to senators that represent you are the most effective (find your legislators). You may email the entire committee here. The members of Senate Commerce are:
In addition, thanks in part to your large turnout, CACR14 (Right of Reproductive Health) was voted Inexpedient To Legislature 18-2 by the House Judiciary Committee! This means that they recommend killing the bill!
The bill will be heard by the full NH House this Wednesday, Feb 20. Given the low support by the committee, we think this has a small chance of passing, but you can let your legislators know.