BIG WIN: Anti-Abortion Bill Defeated in the Roundhouse

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One of three Draconian abortion bills was heard in the Roundhouse today and was precipitously and successfully struck down.

The Forced Medical Intervention Act, otherwise known by the pro-life, radical right as the “Born Alive Bill,” was tabled the House Consumer and Public Affairs committee after a marathon hearing full of voices of doctors and women supporting their own right to make their own health care decisions.

This misleading bill that would compromise the health and welfare of patients and would criminalize the work of medical providers. Similar bills had been introduced in previous sessions where sponsors made last-minute attempts to revive them from committees in the final days of the session.

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Health care advocates noted that today’s win sends a clear message that we will fight tooth and nail to maintain, improve upon and expand a woman’s right to the full range of health care.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Santa Fe NOW, Strong Families Young Women United prepare for today’s hearing.

We’re still not out of the woods – two more anti-abortion bills are expected to be heard during the 2017 New Mexico Legislative Session, however due to time, they were not heard today.

READ MORE about the remaining anti-abortion bills and stay connected for Rapid Response information when it’s time to mobilize!

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