SB-319-FN, relative to access to reproductive health care facilities. Bill provides certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities. It establishes a civil fine and authorizes the Attorney General or County Attorney to seek injunctive relief in certain circumstances. We started working on this bill at 10:40am and worked until 12:40pm, broke for lunch, came back at 1:30pm and finished at 2:20pm. Bill was pushed through by “pro-abortion” supporters: A-1720h (Y) passed Y VV; Flr A-1833h (Y) failed RC 105-179; Flr A-1839h failed RC 79-209.
There were a great deal of motions going back and forth between both sides. But after the final vote, a group of us got up and filed a protest with the Speaker saying, “I here-by lodge a protest against the passage of SB-319 pursuant to Part 2, Article 24 of the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire. I believe this bill to be contrary to the rights of free speech and assembly guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution for the USA and Part 1. Article 22 of the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire and to the right of equality under the law protected by the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution for the USA.”
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at email@example.com)