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.

Score one for religious liberty: SCOTUS decides to leave the Little Sisters of the Poor alone for now

Try as it might, the federal government has not yet convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the health of American women depends on forcing a bunch of nuns to help procure contraception for their employees via employer-provided health insurance. The Court on May 16 saved the Little Sisters of the Poor and several other plaintiffs …

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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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Hey! They found the stats bill!

The revised New Hampshire Senate calendar for the May 5 session shows that HB 629, the abortion statistics bill, will be up for a vote that day. I was beginning to wonder when it would turn up.