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2022 Legislative Issues

In 2022, Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund is focused on repealing our state's recently enacted abortion ban and ultrasound and taking proactive steps to protect abortion rights in state statute.

Join our efforts to mitigate the harm caused by New Hampshire's abortion ban and ultrasound mandate.

Bills PPNHAF Supports:

  • HB 1609As amended in the House Finance Committee, this bill would mitigate the harm caused by New Hampshire's 24-week abortion ban and ultrasound mandate by adding exceptions for fatal fetal diagnoses to the ban and removing the requirement that all people seeking abortion care - at any stage of pregnancy - first have an ultrasound. HB 1609 has been approved by the New Hampshire House and Senate and will next go to the governor for his action. Click here to urge Governor Sununu to sign HB 1609 into law.
  • HB 1673: As filed, this bill would repeal New Hampshire's abortion ban and ultrasound mandate. On March 16, 2022, this bill was amended and passed in the House of Representatives to preserve the abortion ban but mitigate the harm of the ultrasound mandate provision. HB 1673 was signed into law on May 20 and took effect immediately.
  • HB 1674: The House version of the Access to Abortion-care Act, this bill would enshrine abortion rights in New Hampshire state law. Unfortunately, this law was rejected by the House of Representatives on March 16, 2022.
  • CACR 18: A Constitutional Amendment that would enshrine reproductive rights in New Hampshire's state constitution. It was tabled in the House. After the Supreme Court's draft decision in Dobbs v. JWHO was leaked, an effort to take it off the table failed.
  • SB 399Originally filed to repeal New Hampshire's abortion ban and ultrasound mandate, it was amended in the Senate to leave the abortion ban in place but mitigate the harm of the ultrasound mandate. You can read our statement here. The bill was tabled by the New Hampshire House of Representatives in May.
  • SB 436: The Senate version of the Access to Abortion-care Act would enshrine abortion rights in state statute. It was tabled in the Senate. An effort to revive SB 436 after the Supreme Court's draft decision in Dobbs v. JWHO was leaked failed,12-12. 

Bills PPNHAF Opposes

  • HB 1080: This bill would add roadblocks to reproductive health services like abortion and birth control and undermind Granite State patients' right to health care. Unfortunately, this legislation was passed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 16, 2022. HB 1080 was sent to "Interim Study" by the Senate.
  • HB 1181: This egregious attack on bodily autonomy would allow any man to petition a court to block a pregnant person from accessing abortion care; fortunately, it was rejected by the Legislature.
  • HB 1477This Texas-style six-week abortion ban would effectively outlaw abortion in New Hampshire. This bill was tabled in the House.
  • HB 1625: Every Granite Stater deserves access to health care without intimidation or fear for their saffety, but this bill would repeal New Hampshire's patient safety zone law. This legislation was passed by the House and Senate and will next go to Governor Sununu's desk for his action. Before then, call 603-271-2121 to urge Gov. Sununu to veto HB 1625.