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.

Sens. Hassan and Shaheen

Shaheen and Hassan Say No to Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

The U.S. Senate voted today on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill which (according to its text) would “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.” Sixty “yes” votes would have been required to …

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Julian Edelman white privilege?

Palate Cleanser: #MuseumBowl

Just when I was all done with the hype for the upcoming Patriots game, here come the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, engaging in first-class trash talking. Get thee to Twitter and search for #MuseumBowl. The tweets there have made my day. Five rings are better than …

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Buffer zone repeal supporters

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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New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner

Update: Bill Gardner Re-elected Secretary of State

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Secretary of State Bill Gardner has been re-elected to another term by the New Hampshire House and Senate. Gardner prevailed over Colin Van Ostern 209-205, with one “scatter” vote. With 415 legislators present and voting (House and Senate combined), 208 votes were needed for victory. Vote was by secret ballot.