NH bishop urges override of gov’s veto

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Bishop John McCormack is urging legislators to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would require pregnant girls seeking abortions to tell their parents or a judge first.

Gov. John Lynch vetoed the bill last week. He said it was unclear and too narrow. For example, he said he was troubled by the lack of an exception for victims of rape, incest and abuse.

McCormack said on Monday that New Hampshire requires parental consent on many other matters, including tanning, body piercing, employment, and the possession and use of an asthma inhaler. He asked how it makes sense that a child cannot be given an aspirin by a school nurse without the consent of the parent, but that same child can have an abortion without parental notification.

Author: Associated Press

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  • http://twitter.com/617patrick Patrick O’Malley

    Bishop McCormack was Cardinal Law’s right hand man,
    moving dozens of known pedophiles who went on to rape hundreds of young boy in
    the Catholic church.  He should be in
    jail, but got out on a technicality, which is that the statute of limitations
    ran out.

    He should shut his mouth for the rest of his despicable