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.

NIFLA v. Becerra: Pro-Life Agencies Need Not Market Abortion

In today’s NIFLA v. Becerra decision, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that pro-life pregnancy care centers may not be compelled by a state to advertise for abortion. The margin: one vote. Apparently, abortion providers in California are so hard up for business that they thought they ought be able to drag pro-lifers into helping out …

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Check Your Party Registration

FYI, it’s that season again: the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office has issued the standard biennial reminder of the deadline for changes in party registration before this year’s primary election in September. Nothing new; just a reminder. “Tuesday, June 5th is the deadline for changing your political party affiliation before the September 11, 2018, …

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Follow-up on Thursday’s Numbers

Brief epilogue to my last post: What’s the concur/nonconcur/Committee of Conference vote on the therapy ban bill, HB 587? HB 587 is on its way to Governor Sununu’s desk. It could strip professional licensing from any counselor whose words to a gender-questioning child are deemed insufficiently supportive of gender reassignment. That’s the absurd vagueness of …

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Woman Celebrated for Killing 3.5 Million People

The Twitterverse murmured #ThankYouCecile the other day to mark the end of Cecile Richards’s tenure leading the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Hats off to the Babylon Bee for skewering that bit of social media hashtagging: “Woman Celebrated for Killing 3.5 Million People.” That satirical bull’s eye came just a few days after another one from the same source: “Planned …

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Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When transgender identity is treated as a non-elective medical procedure, that’s where the child welfare and legal systems inevitably lead.

Van Ostern Has Plans

I’m just going to leave this here. From John DiStaso, WMUR: “For the first time in several decades, New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner later this year could face a serious challenger for a likely bid for his 22nd term as the state’s top elections official. WMUR has learned that Colin Van Ostern, the …

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