FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NH Right to Life commends NH Senate on upholding basic human rights.
CONCORD, NH (April 13, 2023) – The NH Senate today upheld the basic human dignity of its citizens by rejecting two bills, HB88 and HB224. Both votes were 14-10, with all Republicans voting to reject the bills, and all Democrats voting in support of the bills.
HB224 would have effectively legalized abortion through birth.
HB88 would have said that certain people (preborn children) have no rights.
“By rejecting HB224 today, the Senate upheld our humanity by protecting mothers and their ready-to-be-born children from dangerous late-term abortions. Overwhelmingly, NH citizens agree that a healthy baby at 8 months deserves a chance at life, even if mom needs to leave them at the hospital under the Safe Haven law,” said Jason Hennessey, President of NH Right to Life.
Additional info is available at: https://nhrtl.org/pr-senate-
NH’s Fetal Life Protection Act (the FLPA, RSA 329:43-50) protects viable, preborn babies at about 6 months (24 weeks), with exceptions for the life and health of the mother, as well as fatal fetal anomalies. Thus, the only abortions it prohibits are late-term elective abortions.
NH Right to Life is New Hampshire’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to the pro-life cause.