Some people may not know this, but in 2014, the NH Republican GOP made some great socially conservative changes to the platform. The Republican Platform now supports “Personhood”. Here is some of what the 2014 platform says:
Support the pre-born child’s fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections
Require parental consent for minors seeking abortions, ban the use of public resources to fund or promote abortion, support the unity of the family and the sanctity of innocent life, and support similar efforts at the federal level
Support a Life at Conception Act guaranteeing the protections of Life and Personhood to the pre-born under the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution
We have now had three “life” bills come to the floor of the NH State House. Here are the bills:
HB 194: Life begins at conception (click to view roll call)
HB 670: An act relative to the rights of conscience for medical professionals (click to view roll call)
HB 677: Preventing public funds from being used to subsidize abortion (click to view roll call)
It may be interesting for you to note how your legislators voted. We have included both Democrat and Republican votes. If you look at the links, you will see many Republican representatives (against their party platform), joined the democrats to vote AGAINST LIFE legislation. It is easy to look for YOUR legislator’s voting record on these three bills.
Any ITL (Inexpedient to Legislate) is a vote to KILL one of the listed bills. A NAY vote tried to SAVE these important LIFE bills! You can also see if your legislator was Not Voting which means your legislator just left the chamber on the vote. Basically, this ensures their roll call vote is NOT recorded in the voting journal. Some legislators who do not want to be on the record for difficult votes will “take a walk”. In any case, it is good for you to know if your legislator takes repeated “walks”. Information is ALWAYS a good thing.
If you would like to look up your legislators’ complete voting record, just go to www.gencourt.state.nh.us.