New Hampshire Rejects Bill Requiring Abortionists to Care for Babies Born Alive, Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Photo Credit: Oriol Martinez
Photo Credit: Oriol Martinez

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawmakers in New Hampshire have rejected a bill that would require abortionists to provide care for babies who are born alive, as well as a bill that would have barred the practice of dismemberment abortions.

House Bill 1627, also known as the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act,” would make criminal denying the infant health care, resulting in his or her death.

“The physician performing an abortion shall take all medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of a born-alive infant,” it reads in part. “If an abortion performed in a facility other than a hospital results in a live birth, a physician attending the abortion shall provide immediate medical care to the infant and call 9-1-1 for an emergency transfer of the infant to a hospital that shall provide medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment to the infant.”

It also notes that “[a]ny born-alive infant including one born in the course of an abortion procedure shall be treated as a legal person under the laws of New Hampshire, with the same rights to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment, and birth and death.”

The bill was voted down 9-7 in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, with those against it opining that “medical procedures” should not be legislated, and those for the measure contending that babies who survive their death sentence ought to receive care.

The committee also voted down House Bill 1560, which would have banned dilation and evacuation abortions (D&E) in the state, also known as dismemberment abortions. The procedure involves removing the child from the womb piece by piece, and then re-assembling his or her body on a tray to ensure that all of the parts were extracted.

“‘Dismemberment abortion’ means, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush, or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body in order to cut or rip it off,” the bill reads in part.

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The bill was voted down 9-8 as some lawmakers opposed providing guidelines for abortionists and others opined that there are “more humane” ways to kill a child.

“We have the technology well within our means to do these executions in a humane way,” Rep. Kurt Wuelper, R-Strafford, said, according to the Union Leader.

In the meantime, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie spoke out against candidate Marco Rubio’s beliefs about abortion this week, stating that they are too extreme for New Hampshire voters.

“[H]e has made it very clear that on the issue of pro-life, Marco Rubio is not for an exception for … rape, incest or life of the mother,” Christie said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think that’s the kind of position that New Hampshire voters would be really concerned about.”

“I’m pro-life, but I believe that rape, incest and life of the mother—as Ronald Reagan did—should be exceptions to that rule,” he said.

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  • Nidalap

    Asking a cult of death to defend life IS kind of illogical…

  • hank

    These are the same people who will be decapitating Christians in the future

    • gizmo23


      • The Last Trump

        Yes, they’ll probably be decapitating THEM too!
        Leave it to the liberal Demon-crats….

  • bowie1

    Those opposed to this bill have many of the earmarks of naziism.

  • Enrique Baldwin Del Castillo

    A better way to kill babies ??? Anyone who kill babies is athe worst killer, why ??? The most inocent,unable to run or cry, little, defenseless and probably more beautiful than you shouldn’t be killed or that killer severely punished.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    I wonder what it would take – with all of the information out there – videos and pictures and descriptions by abortionists, testimony, etc – for a pro-abort to convert to pro-life at this point? Basic science and logic did it for me, long before the internet became public and while I was still an atheist. But, with all of the visuals, with the womb with a view (ultrasound), a person has to be really beyond a moral monster to remain on the side of abortion “rights.” Either that, or he must be willfully ignorant and unbelievably selfish to place his sex without consequences ahead of the life of an innocent human being with intrinsic moral value.

    To not even extend the right to life to a baby who survives an abortion is beyond depraved: it is Gosnell-like. Gosnell’s ideological twin, the Abortion President, voted several times against the Illinois equivalent of the Born Alive Act.

    • The Last Trump

      Unimaginable madness.
      I am ashamed of my species.
      Apparently there are no limits to just how low we can sink to morally without the love of God growing within us. The depths of our depravity in a Godless society is frightening.
      The light of Christianity is dimming in our world today.
      And I don’t think anybody is really prepared for what is to come once it goes out.
      Dark Ages, here we come… 🙁

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        It’s not like these folks are just nervously pro-choice anymore, Trump: they are celebrating their abortions now. They are demanding this!

        It seems to me that these folks who are so radically in love with abortion have hardened their hearts beyond Pharaoh. You just cannot reason with them – they have a million excuses, and none of them are based on science or basic human rights, much less Christian doctrine and practice.

        And a ton of them think they are Christians too – that is what is scary! I had a lady come out on the sidewalk who had brought her sister in for an abortion yesterday. She could quote the Bible left and right. She said she tried to talk her sister out of it, but, “oh well, it’s between her and God.” I asked her if I drove one of my fellow sidewalkers to the convenience store and he knocks off the clerk, who gets charged with murder. She correctly said “both of you.” I said “doesn’t that concern you?” She said “Well, if I figure out that it was wrong, I will just ask for forgiveness.” (smh)

        Then I asked her if she would drive her sister to a bridge if her sister said “I’m going to throw my 2 month off the bridge?!?” She didn’t see the connection. How casual our culture has become to throwing away life – and the God of Life with it.

        • gizmo23

          Abortions is almost as fun as torture to the republicans running now

        • BobRumba

          It’s really just a very small group of you who feel this way. Do you really think that if the bulk of people worldwide saw it as the cold blooded murder you do that they’d just sit idly by and let it happen? Clearly it’s not being seen by others the way you are choosing to see it.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            That was true for slavery and the slave trade too. It took a very few reformers with the courage to point out the barbarism of these atrocities, when almost the entire world did not see it. With the slave trade, the “civilized” world just stood idly by as hundreds of thousands of slaves died on the middle passage.

            So, yes, this is the nature of human rights atrocities: if they were obvious to everyone, they would never have happened in the first place. Abortion is just another in the long line of man’s inhumanity to man.

          • BobRumba

            It is very cut and dried that slavery is a cruel and barbaric practice. You are just not going to get everyone in the world to suddenly “wake up” and come around to your point of view here, sorry.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “It is very cut and dried that slavery is a cruel and barbaric practice. ”

            It wasn’t when it was going on. Almost everyone supported it then.

            “You are just not going to get everyone in the world to suddenly “wake up”

            I agree that we will not get people as morally depraved as you are to wake up, Val. Thanks for stepping into that one. 🙂

          • BobRumba

            I don’t think everyone supported it then. Speaking out against it probably came with certain ramifications.

            A bit of research shows that your Valri boogeymonster was primarily pro-life, despite your badgering. I, however, am shamelessly pro-choice. But by all means, if it makes you happy and secure to continue to call me Valri, go ahead. Wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been proudly and shamelessly wrong.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “Speaking out against it probably came with certain ramifications.”

            Indeed. The Val-trolls of that age were stalking abolitionists too. 🙂

            “A bit of research shows that your Valri boogeymonster was primarily pro-life, despite your badgering. I, however, am shamelessly pro-choice.”

            Haha! That was so weak, Val! Val was so “pro-life” that she would not answer a question to provide even one case where abortion should be illegal. And she quoted some guy’s opinion on RationalWiki that life doesn’t begin at conception.

            We all know you are a Val sock puppet – Trump smoked you out. 🙂

            I agree that you are shamelessly pro-abortion in the same sense that many people were shamelessly pro-slavery. 🙂

          • BobRumba

            What a shame you allow yourself to be dominated by Val-trolls. Present company excepted of course because I have had no idea what you’re talking about since you brought this up and it gives me great pleasure watching you point out all the Valris in your life who terrorize you. I’m sure they’re just as bewildered as I am. You DO know that I’m a man, right?

            What “Val” did or didn’t do is of no interest or consequence to me. Please, call me Val. It’s fantastic.

            “Trump” smoked me out, did he? Trump couldn’t smoke if he was on fire, haha. I’m rather fond of the name you’ve been collectively given at home – the Bat (you know what) Brothers. Carry on watching all the Vals that might pop out of the dark corners. Booga booga!

          • The Last Trump

            Hey! “BoogaBooga”! I like it!
            Why don’t you take that moniker out for a spin when “BobRumba” is inevitably banned? 🙂

            LaPiestaDeLaBlah…Blah…Blah didn’t really work out so well, did it Muffin?
            “Val-troll” would certainly have a certain undeniable honesty about it however, it’s just not quite as attention grabbing.
            Eh, surprise us!

            Hey, maybe something with fstdt dot com RIGHT IN THE NAME!?
            YOU THINK?
            Imagine! Every post of yours would be an advertisement for hate, intolerance, bigotry and bullying!
            Er, …even more than usual, that is.

          • BobRumba

            Deal with your paranoid psychodrama hatefest on your own, little man. Not interested.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Haha – good one, Trump! OK, so which got Val banned:

            A. Her hate-filled stalking?
            B. Her intolerance of those who take Christianity seriously?
            C. Her hatred for the little ones in the womb?
            D. Her lack of self-awareness?
            E. All of the above?

          • The Last Trump

            You forgot “going up against WorldGoneCrazy and The Last Trump.”
            Poor misguided fool. Waaaay out of “her” league.
            Ah well. FSTDT keeps sending “them” (?) here.
            And we just keep knocking them out! 😉

          • Shep Schultz ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            My guess is it was a death threat.

          • The Last Trump

            I particularly enjoyed the “a bit of research” part!

            It’s also nice to see that this persona of Val’s is at least honest about “her” shamelessly pro-infanticide position and unquenchable thirst for the blood of the innocent and utterly defenseless. A real prize, this “girl”.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Yep, you smoked him / her out, Trump! I have been bragging on your detective skills over on LAN – nice work, Columbo!

      • gizmo23

        Birth them so Trump, Cruz, and the rest can torture them

        • The Last Trump

          Get help.

          • gizmo23

            These clowns wer falling over themselves to see who would be the most ruthless

      • BobRumba


  • Bonnie Webb

    Thanks for fighting the good fight. This is why I don’t fear my own death. To leave a world like this when it is my time, will be ok.

  • FoJC_Forever

    Judgement is coming.

    The innocent blood will be avenged.

    Follow Jesus, find Forgiveness.

    • gizmo23

      How many people have been killed in God’s name?

      • Jennifer Bryce

        About as many that have been killed in the name of Pro choice

        • gizmo23

          Lot’s of blood to go around

  • John_33

    No problem. Make the case, and try again. The big issues always take time and effort.

  • anarchyst

    If an animal were subject to the same treatment, we would never hear the end of it…it appears that humans have less “rights” than animals…sick…

  • gizmo23

    It was so refreshing to hear the pro life guys arguing who would torture people the most in last night’s debate.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      I did not see the debate, but assuming that what you say is true, you are getting my upvote.

  • Rick

    Romans 1:18–The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
    These butchers and those who support such, there is a future of suffering like no other. They have no idea how horrific the fires of hell are being stoked for such as these. An eternity of wretched suffering. The heart of man is evil and people like this reveal just how evil it really is.