Ellen Kolb

Ellen is a writer, pro-life activist, and communications consultant. She blogs about life-issue politics in New Hampshire at Leaven for the Loaf.

Gordon MacDonald

MacDonald’s N.H. Supreme Court Nomination Defeated

The Executive Council today rejected Governor Sununu’s nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The vote was along party lines, with Councilors Russell Prescott and Ted Gatsas in favor, and Michael Cryans, Andru Volinsky, and Debora Pignatelli opposed. The vote follows Cryans’s announcement in a Valley …

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Who’s Influencing State Supreme Court Nomination?

What follows is cross-posted from a Cornerstone alert sent out today, with fair warning about Executive Councilor(s) trying to inject abortion into the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the state Supreme Court, and with due acknowledgment that I’m a Cornerstone consultant. Governor Sununu has nominated Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire …

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Abortion funding comes to NH State House

Abortion Funding in State Budget: Reason Enough to Reject HB 2

The budget to be voted on by the New Hampshire House and Senate on Thursday, June 27, specifically HB 2, would coerce every New Hampshire taxpayer into paying for abortions directly. Any claim to the contrary comes from people who either haven’t read HB 2 or are deliberately lying about it. Two people have forwarded …

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Victoria Sullivan is Running for Mayor of Manchester

Victoria Sullivan will challenge incumbent Manchester mayor Joyce Craig in November’s municipal election. The former state representative made her announcement today in the Manchester Millyard, flanked by supporters. Sullivan said, “While we are at a crossroads, I truly believe Manchester will shine again….I will be proud to lead this city into its next transformation. “I …

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Update: House Kills Abortion Statistics Bill

The baby steps were too much to contemplate, apparently. The New Hampshire House has killed abortion statistics once again. Ten Republicans joined 208 Democrats in voting “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 158.

Hassan re Born-Alive Bill: Let’s Talk About Something Else

Senator Hassan got back to me quickly in response to my emailed request that she support the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It’s been a few days since she voted No, but I appreciate the attention. There’s only one problem: her reply is not about the bill.