On February 1, 2019. State Representative Joanne Ferrary’s Keep Abortion Safe and Legal Bill (HB #51) was heard in the House Judiciary Committee. This bill is a statewide effort to protect women’s access to reproductive healthcare by ensuring that patients and medical providers will not be criminalized when healthcare is provided. Before Roe v. Wade was decided, the State of New Mexico passed a bill in 1968 that would have outlawed abortion in nearly any circumstance. While access to abortion is necessary, we cannot ignore that in our own state, the racism that surrounded (and continues to surround) Indigenous, immigrant, Black, and differently-abled folks, had their reproductive rights stripped from them.