From our Women’s Desk:
Please note there are three more Abortion related bills up next week. We will send them out separately but you can make one call or send one email for all four. This bill is the worst.
Bill Title: Relative to Information regarding Abortion Information Act
Sponsors: Jeannine Notter, Hillsborough; Victoria Sullivan, Hillsborough; Kevin Verville, Rockingham; Kathleen Souza, Hillsborough
What the Bill Does: this bill requires the health care provider that performs the abortion, or the referring provider, to provide the pregnant woman with certain information at least 24 hours prior to the abortion.
Oppose! This bill is essentially invoking a twenty four hour waiting period.
Why: Mandated waiting periods make abortions complicated, expensive, and nearly impossible. Twenty eight states at this time have mandated waiting periods from 24-72 hours.
Why: There are a number of concerns about the waiting period in particular. Not surprisingly, those most affected by waiting periods are poorer women, who may have driven across state lines to seek care and can’t afford to make the trip again or stay overnight. In states that require two separate trips to a clinic, that’s two days of missed wages, two days of childcare (most women who get abortions are already mothers), and two days of transportation.
WHY: There’s also the slippery slope effect: In recent years, right-to-life groups have taken advantage of the waiting-period standard and aggressively targeted state legislatures to insist on longer and longer waiting periods. If the courts are okay with 24 hours, how about 48? Or 72? At least five states adopted new or longer waiting periods in 2015, preceded by two states in 2014. Six states now require women to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion, the longest in the country.
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The following is a list of Republicans from Rockingham County. I think it is important for them to know that word spreads, we are all part of the Seacoast area, our Huddle group extends far beyond Mindi Messmer and Kate Murray, and we have many contacts all over the county. I have placed asterisks next to Republicans in Rockingham County that have voted with Democrats against some of these more insidious anti-abortion bills. I think they are important. Thank them and encourage them to hold the line. Mix up those you contact, making sure we all don’t reach out to the top 10 people on the list.
*Mary Allen Phone: (603)382-5665 email: n/a Newton
*Mary Griffin hone: (603)432-0959 email: n/a Windham
*John Janigian Phone: (603)770-8230 Salem
*Phyllis Katsakiores Phone: (603)434-9587 Derry
*Aboul Khan hone: (603)474-1496 Seabrook
Robert Fesh Phone: (603)434-1550 Derry
David Lundgen Phone: (603)432-3499 Londonderry
Dennis Malloy Phone: (603)970-1827 Greenland
Carolyn Matthews Phone: (603)244-2027 Raymond
Norman Major Phone: (603)382-5429 Plaistow
*John Manning Phone: (603)339-9775 Salem
*Henry Marsh Phone: (603)964-5164 North Hampton
*Betsy McKinney Phone: (603)432-5232 Londonderry
*Charles McMahon Phone: (603)432-8877 Windham
*David Milz Phone: (603)437-0030 Derry
Sean Morrison Phone: (603)275-7494 Epping
Jim Nassar Phone: (603)793-6679 Nottingham
Robert Nigrello Phone: (603)394-7591 East Kingston
John O’Connor Phone: (603)434-8393 Derry
Jason Osborne Phone: (603)391-2138 Auburn
Sherman Packard Phone: (603)432-3391 Londonderry
Mark Pearson Phone: (603)571-0205 Hampstead
Bob Rimol Phone: (603)434-0910 Londonderry
Frank Sapareto Phone: (603)894-7083 Derry
Brian Stone Phone: (603)724-1404 Northwood
James Spillane Phone: (603)463-5623 Deerfield
John Sytek Phone: (603)893-8889 Salem
Douglas Thomas Phone: (603)490-3226 Londonderry
Rio Tilton Phone: (603)474-9852 Seabrook
Peter Torosian Phone: (603)362-5202 Atkinson
Richard Tripp Phone: (603)434-4674 Derry
Chris True Phone: (603)887-2793 Sandown
Kevin Verville –sponsoring 1707 Phone: (603)247-9005 Deerfield
Michael Vose Phone: (603)734-4084 Epping
Scott Wallace Phone: (603)642-6379 Danville
James Webb Phone: (603)845-3454 Derry
David Welch Phone: (603)642-4402 Kingston
*Brenda Willis Phone: (603)434-9093 Derry
William Friel Phone: (617)960-7445 Atkinson
Dennis Green Phone: (603)234-7776 Hampstead
Daniel Itse Phone: (603)642-9403 Fremont
Jason Janvrin Phone: (603)944-7449 Seabrook
Walter Kolodziej Phone: (603)437-7936 windham
FYI: House member Souza from Nashua is a rabid “right to life” crusader. She has sponsored 7 anti-abortion bills already in 2018.
Thanks for your help,