Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
“This law is an achievement that provides loving guidance
for vulnerable girls and their unborn babies,” said Yoest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-22-11) Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called today’s votes in the New Hampshire House and Senate overriding a gubernatorial veto “an achievement that provides loving guidance for vulnerable girls and their unborn babies.” AUL assisted in drafting the legal language designed to correct constitutional infirmities found in a 2003 parental notification law that was later repealed by the New Hampshire legislature.
Dr. Yoest commended the 266 House members and 17 Senators who voted to override Governor Lynch’s June 15th veto of HB 329, a bill that will require parental notification of a young girl’s parents before she can obtain an abortion. Representative Kathy Souza introduced HB 329 and worked tirelessly to encourage support among her colleagues.
“Today’s votes speak volumes about the strength of the desire of New Hampshire’s citizens to protect young girls in their state,” said Yoest. ”We know that young, vulnerable girls are often pressured by the older men having sex with them to have an abortion and to keep loving adults from becoming aware of a girl’s sexual abuse. The law must not be used as a tool for keeping girls isolated from those who care about them. And parental involvement laws also better ensure that minors who have abortions receive the care they need afterwards.”
For more information on parental involvement laws, go to:
To track the legislation’s progress throughout the session, check out AUL’s Legislative Watch for the bill’s current status at: