In a surprising vote, the New Mexico Senate voted down HB-51 on Thursday, an extreme abortion bill that sought to ensure legal abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, remove parental notification, and force doctors to commit abortions despite their moral objections. In a vote of 18 in favor to 24 against, eight Democrats voted against the bill.
“We are so thankful to the senators who stood up for women, unborn children, and their constituents tonight to vote against HB-51,” said New Mexico Alliance for Life in a statement. “The tide is turning in New Mexico once and for all, and we embrace our diverse cultural tradition that has always celebrated life.”
The Democratic Senators who voted against the bill include newcomer Gabriel Ramos, who said, “How can we protect coyotes, frogs, prairie dogs, chickens, but not the beating heart of a baby in a woman’s womb?”
This is a big win for preborn human beings as other states around the nation work to pass similar bills and even change the definitions of pregnancy and abortion to fit the abortion industry’s agenda.
“It’s time to start having an honest discussion about this issue and address the concerns that most New Mexicans have,” said New Mexico Alliance for Life. “We need to work together to end late-term abortion once and for all, restore parental involvement in minors’ abortion decisions, and ensure our medical professionals’ conscience will always be protected from being forced to participate in abortion. We will continue to work together to restore a culture of life in New Mexico and oppose abortion extremism.”
Editor’s Note 3/25/2019: New Mexico HB-51 would have repealed sections 30-5-1 through 30-5-3 of the New Mexico Statutes that defined pregnancy and termination and criminalized abortion. Abortion still remains legal in New Mexico through all nine months of pregnancy.
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