Parental Notification

Did anyone else catch what’s missing in this piece?

by Skip April 8, 2016

Maybe not a lot of folks – it is from the Concord Monitor after all.  What IS obvious is the plot line, proving what I have been saying for years, that school staff take a dim and condescending view of parents.  And now, in this court case, the Judge makes that legal (reformatted, emphasis mine): […]

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GrokTALK! – No Curriculum Trigger Warnings For Parents?

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2015
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Michelle Levell joins us to examine student and parental rights with regard to explicit material in pubic school classrooms, a recent effort to inform parents, and how educarats reacted to the proposed reform. You can find the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,  Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or […]

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Rep. Victoria Sullivan – HB332 Veto Response

by GrokWatch News Desk June 26, 2015

For Immediate Release. (June 26, 2015) In response to Governor Maggie Hassan’s veto of HB332, State Representative Victoria Sullivan (R, Manchester), sponsor of the legislation, released the following statement: . “I am truly disappointed in Governor Hassan’s decision to veto HB332 today. The intention of this common sense legislation was to give parents ample notification […]

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Press Release – Rep Victoria Sullivan on the Passage of HB332

by GrokWatch News Desk May 14, 2015

GrokWatch News Desk | Press Release For Immediate Release: Representative Victoria Sullivan House Education Committee Hillsborough District 16 Today the Senate passed HB332 of which I am the Primary Sponsor. The intention of HB332 is to allow parents notification of certain subject material, specifically material relating to human sexuality prior to its teaching.  This would […]

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HB 323 Radically Grants Control to the NH Commissioner of Education

by Jane Cormier April 13, 2015

Recently, House Education Committee Chair, Rick Ladd introduced a dangerous amendment to HB 323, which was precipitously passed by the NH House. There was NO time for a careful review by the House members, nor any opportunity for the public to comment on this proposal. It was a last minute floor amendment, on a very […]

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GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Ashley Pratte Exec Dir. Cornerstone Policy Research

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2013
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In segment Two Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, returns to discuss Cornerstone’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session; stopping the likley attempt to repeal Parental Notification; educating about education and the issues with Common Core and defending school choice; with a side trip into the subject of liberal women objectifying all women, […]

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GrokTALK! September 14th 2013

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, author and SNHU Professor Kevin Kervick, and New Hampshire House Rep Jane Cormier, and of course Skip and Steve co-host. The Topics, in no particular order…  Gene Simmons and Tim Tebow, NH Listens, Parental Notification, Screwing with the Delphi Technique, […]

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Musings about Plan b and that this “is NOT for the children”

by Skip June 11, 2013

In a letter Monday to U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman in New York, who has called the age restrictions “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified,” the administration said it would drop its appeal in the case and abide by Korman’s order to make Plan B One-Step contraceptive pills available to women and girls of any […]

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Did Parental Notification in New Hampshire Lower the Teen ‘Birth’ Rate?

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2012

Any moment now the Nashua Telegraph or the Concord Monitor will publish an article based on the most recent survey released by the United Health Foundation. (I mentioned it recently here.)  While I do not expect the local media to explore the point in that particualr piece–that you can spend far less in health care […]

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All we heard from the Dems was caterwauling about “Settled Law!” Consistency is not their strong suit

by Skip November 10, 2012

All we heard from these clowns the last two years was things like don’t you DARE touch the gay marriage law – the Legislature already “settled” the issue.  How DARE you Republicans even consider revisiting that law! They adopted the mantra that once done, always done when it comes to the law.  Sure, the body […]

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MOM’s Against Maggie Hassan

by Steve MacDonald October 28, 2012

New Facebook page alert.  There is now a page called MOM’s Against Maggie Hassan. Why? Maggie is against mom’s, that’s why. Don’t beleive me, check out her voing record.   Maggie thinks the abortion lobby is more important than mom’s knowing if their underage daughters are seeking those services.  Maggie objects to homeschooloing, k-12 scholarships, or […]

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Surveys – a candidate’s conundrum (in some areas)

by Susan Olsen August 9, 2012

As a first-time candidate for elective office, I’m amazed at the number of surveys I’ve been sent by a whole bunch of different organizations wanting to know what I think about this or that and, depending upon how I think about this or that, they may or may not endorse me, send me money or […]

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We Should Thank Our House and Senate For The Veto Override

by Mike June 23, 2011

“By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren’t…” ~Sen. Mitch McConnell  I join with other citizens in expressing my humblest gratitutude to the New Hampshire House and Senate for overriding […]

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Unanswered Questions of the Anti-Parental Notification Veto

by Mike June 22, 2011

 “A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure…” —Hugh Kingsmill, British Writer and Journalist (1889-1949)  Governor Lynch’s veto of HB 329 followed on the heels of a sham excuse for the veto citing, “[T]he lack of an exception for the victims of rape, incest and abuse.”  Clearly the Governor knows all three […]

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Is Pregnancy Still John Lynches “Exception” To Parental Notification?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2011

Given the facts ‘on the ground’ will pregnancy continue to be the “exception” to parental notification in John Lynches New Hampshire or have parents earned the right to have a voice in what happens to their underage daughters?

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Is The Teenage Mother’s Life Really at Risk?

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2011

In the 20th century, deaths from complications of pregnancy have dropped from 850 per 100,000 pregnancies in 1900 all the way down to 7.5. That’s quite impressive. What has to annoy liberals is that most of that improvement occurred by 1982 and without unlimited access to “life saving abortions,” and without the state or federal pro-abortion democrats hindering parental consent before they were performed on minors.

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Lynch Lied….On Parental Notification

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2010

Governor Lynch’s final statement on the matter was that he could find no circumstance in which parents should be involved. That every instance of pregnancy, regardless of age, was one of “those cases” where parental notification “is not possible.”

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“Republicans Against Parental Rights”

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2010

There’s no point in denying it.  If you are a republican for Lynch, you might as well just call yourself the ‘Republicans Against Parental Rights.’  It’s a hallmark of the Lynch legacy and one which cannot be properly corrected for as long as he sits in the Governor’s chair.  By supporting him you are stating […]

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What John Lynch IS Good At

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2010

William F. Klessons has stretched credibility to the breaking point. Who is Klessons you ask? He is Salem’s self-styled print equivalent of Keith Olbermann. A Kool-Aid stained liberal apologist and basher of all things to the right of Mussolini in the pages of the Salem Patriot, and the Observer. Klessons came to my attention when […]

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Lynch Lied – “The Parental Notification Edition”

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2010

Prior to being against parental notification all together, John Lynch was happy to lie to his constituents about his stand and there’s proof.  I was recently sent the text of a letter* from Governor John Lynch to a New Hampshire resident who expressed some concerns about his position on Parental Notification prior to the passage […]

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