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Eleven NH Republicans Join Democrats To Protect Unconstitutional Buffer Zone Law

Politics is about keeping score. And since we’re here for the principles, not just the party, it behooves us to report on elected officials registered as Republicans who refuse to act like them. Republicans should protect free speech, association, and its public exercise. And yet there are those who will not. Whatever, Stephen, do you mean? …

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Unenforced Buffer Zone Law Remains on the Books

The New Hampshire House voted “inexpedient to legislate” this morning on a bill to repeal the buffer zone law giving abortion providers authority to determine access to public property around their facilities. The tally was 228-141 for the ITL motion.  See the roll call at this link, noting that since the motion was “inexpedient to …

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“Standing” Room Only – Abortion Buffer Zone Appeal Denied

An appeals court has upheld a state law from 2014 that creates a 25-foot buffer zone around New Hampshire Abortion clinics, but only because it has never been applied or enforced. Interesting. Democrats write and pass a law nearly identical to one in Massachusetts thrown out by the US Supreme Court for violating the first …

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Federal court revives challenge to PA buffer zone

While New Hampshire abortion providers are deciding whether to put our state’s currently-unenforced anti-First-Amendment “buffer zone” law  to work, they might want to keep an eye on the Bruni case out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A challenge by peaceful pro-lifers to that city’s buffer zone law had been tossed by a federal district court – but on June …

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Tied and tabled: abortion stats and buffer zone repeal fail in the Senate

The New Hampshire Senate on May 5 tabled bills on the First Amendment and public health, after twelve Senators found them too hot to handle. Both bills were characterized by opponents as attacks on abortion rights, although neither would have affected to any degree the rights created by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. …

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Planned Parenthood Planning Penacook Street Buffer Zone?

Is Planned Parenthood in Concord, New Hampshire preparing to impose a buffer zone outside their Penacook Street warehouse facility? A woman was recently spotted outside the building, “measuring” the property. New Hampshire passed a buffer zone law in 2015 right before the US Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Massachusetts as unconstitutional.

Breaking News: NH Senate Tables Buffer Zone Repeal -Taxpayers Will Now Pay

Republican Senators Jerry Little and Nancy Stiles sided with Democrats in a  12-12 vote on the buffer Zone repeal bill in the NH State Senate.  Jeb Bradley (a co-sponsor of the unconstitutional law this would repeal) immediately moved to table the repeal bill which will send a signal to the judge that the lawsuit against …

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