In New Hampshire
After Roe in New Hampshire, abortion will be illegal after the 24th week of pregnancy. Hear from Cornerstone about what’s at stake, and how you can be part of the fight for life. Then, keep reading to find out more about what abortion law would be in your state after Roe.
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THE BIG QUESTION
After Roe, will my state ban nearly all abortions or allow nearly all abortions?
Abortion is illegal after the 24th week of pregnancy in New Hampshire. Read about New Hampshire’s abortion restrictions below.
MORE ABOUT YOUR STATE’S ABORTION LAWS
Below, we’ve summarized what abortion laws would be in your state after Roe.
Abortion Limits, Exceptions and Enforcement
Limitations on abortions
Exceptions to any limitations
Are there any exceptions to those limitations placed on abortion?
Yes: It is an exception to the Fetal Life Protection Act if the abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother (HB 2. Sections 37-40).
It is an exception to the partial-birth ban if the abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother. The physician must have a documented referral from another unaffiliated physician and they both must agree that the mother’s life is at risk. 2012 N.H. Laws 283.
Penalties for performing an illegal abortion
What are the penalties to abortion providers for committing an illegal abortion (one of the forms of abortion that my state has limited under the law)?
Violations of the Fetal Life Protection Act are a class B felony punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and up to seven years in prison (HB 2. Sections 37-40, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 651:2).
Violations of the partial-birth ban are a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000. 2012 N.H. Laws 283.
When abortion laws are violated, who can file a lawsuit to enforce their rights and the law?
The mother, the father of the baby (if married to the mother), or the mother’s parents (if she is under 18 years old) may bring a civil action against violators of the Fetal Life Protection Act (HB 2. Sections 37-40).
The father of the baby (if married to the mother) or the maternal grandparents of the baby born to a minor mother may bring a civil action against the violator of New Hampshire’s partial-birth ban to obtain appropriate relief. 2012 N.H. Laws 283.
Special standards of care
Does my state impose a special medical standard of care on abortion providers?
Protecting Fundamental Rights
Does my state give parents the right to consent for their child to get an abortion?
Yes: Notice to one parent is required; however, this state has a method where a minor can obtain permission from the courts to receive an abortion without parental notice or consent. N.H. Rev. St. § 132:33.
Does my state have conscience protections for medical professionals who do not want to participate in abortions?
Babies Born Alive
Are there legal protections for babies born alive following a botched abortion in my state?
Safety & Health of Women
Does an abortion have to be provided by a licensed physician in my state?
Does my state’s law require that a woman give informed consent and/or receive counseling prior to allowing an abortion to be performed?