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New Mexico Democrats closing in on repeal of state’s unenforceable 1969 abortion law

by | Mar 5, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion N.M. Gov.Michelle Lujan Grisham

Pro-lifers in New Mexico know that local abortion advocates are following the script first written for New York. Proposals for abortion on demand are packaged as “codifying Roe v. Wade.” They also know that their new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is hard-core pro-abortion, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and has already assured proponents of House Bill 51 she will sign the bill to repeal an unenforceable 1969 abortion law.

The bill has already passed the House, 40-29. On Saturday it was approved 4-2 by Senate Public Affairs Committee. It now moves on to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In a column that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, Grisham, a Democrat, took a premature victory lap, hammering critics of HB 51 and proudly announcing that she is in the business of facilitating abortions.

“And I have every intention of recruiting additional medical professionals to New Mexico and retaining the excellent providers we already have,” she wrote.” Elected officials have no business making a woman’s choices for her.”

As evidenced by the stories we’ve posted about New Mexico over the years, it’s easy to see why the city of Albuquerque has rightly been called the “Late-Term Abortion Capital” of the United States. The state already has two of the handful of abortionists who will performed mid-to-late third trimester abortions.

As I wrote almost exactly two years ago, “Abortion extremism often seems like a redundancy. The pro-abortion mindset begins with a premise that no abortion should ever be banned–no matter how late in pregnancy, no matter how flimsy the justification.”

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