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Legislative alert: beware the "privacy" amendment coming up this week in the New Hampshire House.

Back on February 26, I posted on the blog that I was watching CACR 22, a proposed constitutional amendment being considered in the New Hampshire House. It's about "privacy" - and given what the U.S. Supreme Court did with the concept of privacy in order to justify abortion, I wondered what was up. I should have pursued the question further.

CACR 22 (the title stands for "constitutional amendment concurrent resolution") sounds simple and positive: "an individual's right to live free from governmental interference is fundamental and shall not be restricted unless the government demonstrates a compelling state interest." An amended version will be offered on the House floor: "An individual's right to live free from governmental interference in private or personal matters is fundamental."

Just in the past few hours, an attorney from a national pro-life group has contacted one of our fellow New Hampshire pro-lifers with an unambiguous message: state constitutional amendments like the one proposed for New Hampshire have been found by state courts to protect a broader "right" to abortion that what's already granted federally via Roe v. Wade. 

I have not spoken to the sponsors, one of whom has a solid and lengthy pro-life record. When similar amendments have had pro-abortion effects in other states, however, don't you think it's a good idea to put CACR 22 on hold? I'm going to email my representatives and ask them to oppose or table the measure. 

Best wishes to you!

Ellen Kolb
In case you missed it, here are posts from the blog with committee reports about other life-issue bills coming up for votes Wednesday and Thursday in the House: buffer zone repeal, mid- and late-term abortion restrictions, abortion funding, facility licensing, abortion drug dispensing, and trafficking in fetal remains. Watch the blog and its Facebook page for vote results as they become available. 

 
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