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“God’s love does not differentiate between the newly conceived infant still in his or her mother’s womb and the child or young person, or the adult and the elderly person.” 
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address to the Participants at the 12th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Congress on “The Human Embryo in the Pre-Implantation Phase," February 27, 2006

Catholic teaching on abortion is rooted in the recognition that the dignity of each human person begins at the moment of conception and flows through life until we face the end of our earthly journey. From its earliest days, the Church has attested to the dignity of the dignity of human life in the womb.

While Catholics advocate as the bishops of the United States have encouraged in their “Statements of Responsibilities in Public Life” to “work actively to restrain, restrict, and bring to an end the destruction of unborn life,” we also simultaneously remember that God constantly calls everyone back to Himself. All of those whose lives have been touched by abortion are encouraged to seek healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more information, contact the Project Rachel program at 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit www.hopeafterabortion.com. To participate in Project Rachel in New Hampshire, call (800) 562-5249.

Hyde Amendment

The federal Hyde Amendment prohibits federal money from being used to fund elective abortions. Although the Amendment has been reenacted every year since 1976, it is under threat in the budget now being considered by Congress. Please share the 30-second video posted on Facebook and on Twitter and consider signing the national petition at notaxpayerabortion.com.

Testimony:

Letter from Bishop Libasci to Senators Shaheen and Hassan Opposing “Women’s Health Protection Act” - February 25, 2022

HB 1609 - Fetal Life Protection Act - April 12, 2022

HB 1080 - Conscience Protections for Healthcare Providers Regarding Abortions, Artificial Contraception, and Sterilizations - February 15, 2022

HB 1673 - Repealing the Fetal Life Protection Act - February 10, 2022

HB 1674 - Creating a Statutory Right to Abortion - February 10, 2022

CACR 18 - Relating to Reproductive Medical Decisions - February 10, 2022

HB 1654 - Relative to Abortion Statistics - January 31, 2022

SB 399 - Repealing the Fetal Life Protection Act - January 18, 2022

SB 436 - Access to Abortion - January 18, 2022

HB 1609 - Changes to Fetal Life Protection Act - January 18, 2022

HB 625 - Prohibiting Abortions After 24 Weeks - March 30, 2021

HB 625 - Prohibiting Abortions at or After 24 Weeks - February 8, 2021

HB 233 - Born-Alive Protection Act -  February 8, 2021

HB 434 - Prohibition on Public Funding for Abortion - February 8, 2021

SB 486 - Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Abortions - February 18, 2020

SB 741 - Born Alive Protection Act - February 3, 2020

HB 1675 - Born Alive Protection Act - January 29, 2020

HB1678 - Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act - January 29, 2020

CACR 14 - Relating to Reproductive Medical Decisions - January 22, 2020

FIS 19-322 (DHHS - Transfer Authorization/ Family Planning Program) - December 12, 2019

HB 124 Repealing the Law Relative to the Buffer Zones to Reproductive Health Care Facilities – January 9, 2019

Additional Resources:

Vatican II, The Church in the Modern World (n. 27)

The Gospel of Life

Catechism of the Catholic Church (ns. 2270–2273)

Declaration on Procured Abortion

More Information from the USCCB on Abortion

Understanding New Hampshire Abortion Law . . . and What You Can do to Help