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Meet the GOP Fascists

This follows up on a post by Steve about the eleven GOP Representatives who joined the Democrats in voting against repealing the law establishing no-free-speech zones outside abortion clinics. I previously posted about the no-free-speech zones: Planned Parenthood’s contention that the law is about safety is laughable. The law does not limit itself to obstructing, …

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Eleven NH Republicans Join Democrats To Protect Unconstitutional Buffer Zone Law

Politics is about keeping score. And since we’re here for the principles, not just the party, it behooves us to report on elected officials registered as Republicans who refuse to act like them. Republicans should protect free speech, association, and its public exercise. And yet there are those who will not. Whatever, Stephen, do you mean? …

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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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It Will Take More Than Money to Fix What Ails The NH GOP

So congratulations to Steve Stepanek on his election as Chairman of the New Hampshire GOP: I don’t disagree that the New Hampshire Republican Party has a money problem. More specifically, that it cannot raise any. But money is not going to be enough to right this sinking ship. This: By patient safety zones, Planned Parenthood …

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Are New Hampshire Democrats Planning to License Speech?

New Hampshire has a buffer zone law. It allows abortion clinic managers to prohibit access to public spaces around their facility. To violate free speech rights. It exists in direct violation of a Supreme Court ruling that threw out a similar law in Massachusetts. And Last week NH House Democrats rejected legislation to repeal the …

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