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NH Muckraker podcast episode 16

Updated: Feb 5, 2023

New Hampshire mothers of newborns face criminal penalties if they don’t truthfully answer questions about personal habits ranging from their weight during pregnancy to their use of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs and any history of sexually transmitted diseases.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to remove those penalties and permit mothers to opt out of having to provide personally identified information. Current law allows state government to keep these paper records indefinitely. This bill would also repeal that provision. “These questions are none of state government’s business if she doesn’t want to share,” said Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua. Her bill (SB 105) is the product of a study committee that worked on the issue last year. I'm Agreeing With NH Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua)?? Why, Yes I Am - Granite Grok New moms face criminal penalties for lying about personal habits (

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