NH House: Trust women. No abortion waiting period.

The New Hampshire House today defeated a bill that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period and mandatory counseling for abortion care.

House Bill 483 was rejected in a 229 to 121 vote. 37 Republicans joined Democrats in killing the proposed legislation. Four Democrats crossed the aisle and supported it.

“Today the House sent a powerful message to anti-choice extremists — government interference in private medical decisions is not the New Hampshire way,” declared Sara Persechino, NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire.

"This vote marks a commitment from the legislature to continue New Hampshire’s long and proud tradition of trusting women—in consultation with their families, their faith, and their medical providers—to make informed health-care decisions without government interference.”