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New Hampshire

Abortion Ban

BAN ON ABORTION PROCEDURE
New Hampshire outlaws a safe second-trimester abortion procedure with no exception to protect a woman's health.  2012 N.H. Laws 283.

New Hampshire's law makes certain previability, second-trimester abortion procedures a felony, unless the physician and another legally and financially independent physician determine that the abortion is necessary to save the woman's life.  Physicians in violation of the law would also be subject to imprisonment for up to 10 years, fines of up to $100,000, or both.  2012 N.H. Laws 283.

There is also a Federal Abortion Ban, which applies nationwide regardless of state law.  The federal ban prohibits certain second-trimester abortion procedures and has no exception for a woman's health.  In April 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban, making it the first time since Roe v. Wade that the court has upheld a ban on a previability abortion procedure. Click here to read more about the Federal Abortion Ban.


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