HR 6 – AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE RESOLUTION 6
This house resolution commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision and affirms support for its holding and principles.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen
A RESOLUTION commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision and affirming support for its holding and principles.
Whereas, on January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 1973, confirmed that the Constitution protects every woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions, without the interference of politicians; and
Whereas, the decision in Roe v Wade ensures that abortion remains a safe and legal procedure for a woman to consider, if and when she needs it; and
Whereas, it is a public health goal of the state of New Hampshire to enhance the health of all citizens, including women of reproductive age, and to strengthen individuals and families by encouraging and promoting access to comprehensive family planning services, and pregnancies which are planned and healthy; and
Whereas, the state of New Hampshire believes that abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for a woman and therefore believes that decisions about whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child must be left to a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor or health care provider; and
Whereas, a majority of New Hampshire citizens support access to safe and legal abortion and oppose efforts to overturn or weaken the principles of Roe v Wade; and
Whereas, the 2012 elections sent a powerful and unmistakable message to federal and state elected officials all around the country that women do not want politicians to interfere in their personal medical decisions; and
Whereas, violence against health care providers and restrictions on access to abortion endanger the lives of women and families and have continued to erode access to abortion; and
Whereas, the state of New Hampshire, through its state legislature, is committed to preserve the rights protected in Roe v. Wade, and urges the United States Congress to do the same; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives:
That on the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the New Hampshire house of representatives hereby recognizes the critical importance of continued access to safe and legal abortion; and
That copies of this resolution be sent by the house clerk to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.