Ellen Kolb, Author at Granite Grok

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.

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Where’s the Veto Pen? Abortion Insurance Mandate Going to Governor

Excerpted from Leaven for the Loaf: The New Hampshire House voted today to concur with the Senate’s abortion insurance mandate. Following an administrative procedure known as enrollment, HB 685 will go to Governor Chris Sununu. He has not indicated whether he will sign or veto the measure. The Governor’s office can be reached at (603) 271-2121. …

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SCOTUS, 5-4: Abortion Providers Win, Women’s Health Loses

Cross-posted from Leaven for the Loaf: The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Louisiana law requiring an abortion provider to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. The case was June Medical Services v. Russo. The vote was 5-4, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing for a majority that included …

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Abortion Amendment Gets Thumbs Down in Committee

Cross-posted from Leaven for the Loaf: The House Judiciary Committee on February 5 voted 18-2 to send an “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation to the full House on CACR 14, a proposed abortion amendment to the New Hampshire constitution. A vote in the full House is likely within weeks.

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Cornerstone: Keep Abortion Out of State Constitution!

From Cornerstone Action’s legislative update, 1/18/20: a proposed “reproductive medical decisions” amendment to the New Hampshire constitution, CACR 14, will have a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, January 22, at 1 p.m. in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. This proposed constitutional amendment is a clear and direct attempt to make …

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Nashua Municipal Election Results

Incumbents fared well in Nashua aldermanic elections Tuesday night. None lost, while incumbent mayor Jim Donchess was unopposed. The Nashua Board of Education results took another direction, with incumbents Doris Hohensee and Howard Coffman losing their seats.

Sullivan and Craig Advance to November Ballot for Manchester Mayor

Manchester voters in their municipal mayoral primary have chosen Victoria Sullivan and incumbent Joyce Craig to advance to November’s general election ballot. In her first citywide election, former State Rep. Sullivan earned 39% of the vote to Craig’s 57%. Candidate Glenn Ouellette was eliminated in the primary, with 4% of the vote. Speaking to supporters …

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Update: Cornerstone’s Concord 101 Rescheduled

Update to Skip’s post from September 12: Cornerstone’s Concord 101 program scheduled for Dunbarton on September 18 has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Email nhubacker@nhcornerstone.org for more information, and read more about Concord 101 at the Cornerstone web site. Other Concord 101 programs will take place at Harvest Christian …

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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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