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N.H. governor to sign bill on abortion clinic buffer zone

N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan (right) at a legislative committee meeting on May 21 in Concord, N.H.

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N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan (right) at a legislative committee meeting on May 21 in Concord, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A spokesman for Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign a bill that would allow New Hampshire’s reproductive health facilities where abortions are offered to set buffer zones up to 25 feet around their entrances.

The Senate voted 13-10 Thursday to accept changes the House made to its bill and sent the bill to Hassan.

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The bill was filed in response to protests and picket activity at Planned Parenthood’s health center in Manchester. Bill supporters said more than 60 patient complaints have been logged since the beginning of 2013.

Hassan spokesman William Hinkle said the governor believes women should be able to access critical health care services without fearing for their safety, and that this common-sense, bipartisan measure will help ensure the privacy and safety of patients and the public.

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