New Hampshire Senate Hears Counseling Bill
Yesterday the New Hampshire Senate heard a controversial counseling bill, which would require minors to receive pre-abortion counseling from a doctor, nurse, or licensed professional.
The Concord Monitor initially supported the legislation, but published a staff editorial yesterday rejecting the bill.
“The bill appears to be trying to solve a problem that does not exist. New Hampshire
consistently has among the lowest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation, and no one has provided evidence that New Hampshire teenagers are being bamboozled into abortions that they don’t want or don’t understand. No one has impugned the training, technique or diligence of New Hampshire counselors, doctors and nurses who have been performing abortions for years.”