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Abortion coverage mandate in State Senate bill – hearing Tuesday

By February 17, 2020January 17th, 20222 Comments

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:

Name Email District
Kevin Cavanaugh 16: Manchester, Hooksett, Bow, Dunbarton, and Candia
Jon Morgan 23: Sandown, Chester, Exeter, Kingston, Epping, Danville, Fremont, Brentwood, East Kingston
Harold French 07: Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Gilford, Northfield, Salisbury, Webster and Laconia
Chuck Morse 22: Salem, Pelham, Atkinson, Plaistow
Donna Soucy 18: Wards 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the City of Manchester and Litchfield

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.


  • Patti Burwen says:

    I absolutely object to SB486
    New Hampshire citizens absolutely are not responsible to pay for abortion. We don’t pay for others health care. I am horrified to think I would pay for the killing of our innocents. I absolutely reject this bill.
    Thank you.

    • Avatar photo NHRTL says:

      Thanks, Patti! Make sure you contact your state senators and the members of Senate Commerce and let them know how you feel.

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