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New Hampshire Abortion Laws and How They Differ From Neighboring States

By    |   Tuesday, 04 Aug 2015 04:33 PM

While many states across the nation have extensive laws regulating the practice of abortion, New Hampshire has very limited abortion laws. The northeast state is even more permissive than many of its neighboring states — even though that region of the country has some of the loosest abortion laws in the nation.

New Hampshire does have a law regulating parental notification for minors seeking an abortion. Vermont and Maine do not. However, lawmakers in Vermont are considering a law requiring some kind of parental consent for minors seeking abortions.

In Massachusetts, minors are not only required to tell their parents they are planning to get an abortion, but they also have to get consent.

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The New York Times reports neither New Hampshire nor neighbor Vermont ban abortions based on length of pregnancy. Massachusetts and Maine both ban abortions around the 24th week of pregnancy, which is generally seen as the point of viability — or when a child can live outside the womb.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, none of New Hampshire’s neighbors require any kind of a waiting period or counseling session before an abortion is performed. Twenty-eight states have some kind of waiting period between the time a woman first goes to seek an abortion to the time the abortion can be performed.

The pro-life group Americans for Life ranks the state of New Hampshire
34th in the nation in terms of abortion laws. The group points out that the state does ban partial birth abortions, but does not prohibit abortions after the point of viability. The group rates neighboring Vermont 49th in the nation. Maine and Massachusetts rank comparably to New Hampshire at 32nd and 38th respectively.

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While many states across the nation have extensive laws regulating the practice of abortion, New Hampshire has very limited abortion laws. The northeast state is even more permissive than neighboring states — even though that region of the country has some of the loosest abortion laws in the nation.
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