2022 Current Legislation

New Hampshire Right to Life tracks and list current legislation every year that centers on life issues. Scroll down to see what legislators introduced in 2022.

Pro Life Bills

Brand New Legislation

HB1181 | Title: Allowing the biological father of an unborn child to petition the court for an injunction prohibiting the biological mother from having an abortion.

Sponsors: Rep. Greeson, Graf. 16; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5

Details: Fathers will receive rights and a voice to protect their children from abortion.

Next hearing: TBD

 

HB1477 | Title: Prohibiting abortions after detection of fetal heartbeat.

Sponsors: Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. G. Sanborn, Graf. 6; Rep. Roy, Rock. 32; Rep. Greeson, Graf. 16

Details: Following in Texas’ footsteps, the legislative piece will restrict abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected (3 weeks post-conception).

Next hearing: TBD

Previously Introduced Legislation

HB1080 | Title: Relative to the rights of conscience for medical professionals.

Sponsors: Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

Details: Health care providers, under the bill, receive a right to object to participating in providing abortion without legal consequences.

Next hearing: TBD

 

HB1625 | Title: Repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility.

Sponsors: Rep. Kelsey, Hills. 7; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Rep. Baxter, Rock. 20; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Mooney, Hills. 21; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Sheehan, Hills. 23; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

Details: It repeals the Buffer Zone Law.

Next hearing: TBD

 

HB1654 | Title: Relative to termination of pregnancy statistics.

Sponsors: Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

Details: To accurately know how this procedure impacts our citizens, we need statistics mandated.

Next hearing: TBD

Anti Life Bills

Urgent Action Required

HB1609 | Title: Relative to the scope of the fetal protection act.

Sponsors: Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6; Rep. Allard, Merr. 21; Rep. Graham, Hills. 7; Rep. Ham, Graf. 5; Rep. Depalma IV, Graf. 1

Details: The following act would not only add a rape and incest requirement to the Fetal Life Protection Act but would strip the ultrasound requirement from the act. It would make it unenforceable.

Next hearing: 01/18/2022, 09:50 am, Legislative Office Building 210-211

 

SB399 | Title: Repealing the fetal health protection act.

Sponsors: Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. D’Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Simpson, Rock. 36; Rep. Amanda Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21

Details: SB399 would return abortion back to its former state of being unrestricted up until birth. 

Next hearing: 01/19/2022, 01:00 pm, Room 100, State House

 

SB436 | Title: Relative to access to abortion care.

Sponsors: Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. D’Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. Simpson, Rock. 36; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22

Details: If passed, New Hampshire cannot pass any abortion restrictions before viability (24 weeks gestation).

Next hearing: 01/19/2022,  2:00 pm, Room 100, State House

 

Other Legislation 

CACR18 | Title: Relating to reproductive medical decisions. Providing that the state shall not infringe or unduly inconvenience the right of reproductive medical decisions.

Sponsors: Rep. Toll, Ches. 16; Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. Hyland, Hills. 38; Rep. Query, Hills. 16; Rep. Espitia, Hills. 31; Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19

Details: If passed, the constitutional amendment would make abortion a “right” and restricting the procedure would be difficult, if not impossible.

Next hearing: TBD

 

HB1674 | Title: Relative to reproductive rights.

Sponsors: Rep. Simpson, Rock. 36; Rep. M. Murray, Hills. 22; Rep. Weber, Ches. 1; Rep. Paige, Rock. 18; Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Hakken-Phillips, Graf. 12; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5

Details: A bill that allows for abortion access.

Next hearing: TBD

 

HB1973 | Title: Relative to women’s health privacy and repealing the fetal health protection act.

Sponsors: Rep. M. Smith, Straf. 6; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Simpson, Rock. 36; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Toll, Ches. 16; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6; Rep. Amanda Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Rep. K. Murray, Rock. 24; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24

Details: Another bill to repeal the Fetal Life Protection Act.

Next hearing: TBD

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