Cassandra Levesque, a 19 year old Girl Scout, was elected to the New Hampshire state legislature Tuesday. Levesque made news a few years prior for successfully lobbying the state to end child marriages as part of her Girl Scout Project. Before Levesque’s campaign, the legal age of marriage in New Hampshire was only 13 years […]
Last week, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a law that would prevent most out-of-state students from voting in the state.
In the latest incident of violent anti-abortion extremism, an intruder wielding a hatchet ripped through a Planned Parenthood in Claremont, New Hampshire last week destroying telephones, medical equipment, computers and plumber fixtures, resulting in “significant” damage including flooding.
Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Massachusetts’ 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
The bill had already passed the Senate in February, but the House made a few changes before passage and then sent it to the Senate for another vote. It will now go to the governor’s desk, where Governor Maggie Hassan is expected to sign it.
Buffer zones are critical in protecting patients from verbal and physical harassment, violence, and anti-abortion protesters who may block their path into a clinic. Since the beginning of 2013, clinic patients in New Hampshire have filed over 60 complaints that detail harassment and intimidation.