New Hampshire House Passes A Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks | The New Hampshire House voted yesterday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which anti-choice advocates claim a fetus can feel pain even though this has been widely disputed. The bill would allow abortions after that period in case of a medical emergency. Opponents argue the 20-week theory is disputed by medical professionals. Over the past two weeks, the New Hampshire House has now passed five abortion restrictions, including legislation requiring a 24-hour waiting period and banning partial-birth abortion. It is unclear if the state Senate will pass all five bills.