CORNERSTONE REACTS TO DEFEAT OF FETAL HOMICIDE BILL

Says House Leadership is Beholden to Radical Political Ideology

Concord, NH - Today, the New Hampshire House defeated HB1644 (219-122), which would have included "unborn child" in the definition for the purposes of death caused by murder, manslaughter or homicide.  The 2010 version of this bill, which has been introduced in years past, was a result of a recent NH Supreme Court ruling which denied charges of vehicular manslaughter of an unborn child (who was given both a birth and death certificate) because New Hampshire's laws were 'anomalous'.  Commenting on the House's actions was Cornerstone-Action Director, Kevin Smith: 

"It is unconscionable that this legislature would politicize the life of an unborn child who is killed as a result of murder, manslaughter, or homicide.  Even our State's Supreme Court has said New Hampshire's laws on this matter are outdated and 'unfortunate.'  It is clear that the current House leadership is beholden to the abortion lobby and cannot see beyond their own radical ideology."