Pro-Life Bills Need YOUR Help, President Trump Declares Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Sanctity of Life Day
President Trump on Sanctity of Human Life Day
President Trump made a strong stand for life by becoming the first president to address the national March for Life, but also by marking the tragic, 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22nd, as "Sanctity of Human Life Day"!
(Read more below, IMPORTANT Call to Action ).
Santa Fe Pro-Life Rally Draws BIG Crowds
Over one thousand pro-life supporters and leaders participated in this year's Sanctity of Life and Unity Day and Pro-Life Youth Summit on January 16th & 17th in at the capitol in Santa Fe.
With innocent lives on the line, pro-life speakers including Rep. Rod Montoya (R- San Juan), stirred up enthusiasm as they talked about the importance of supporting pro-life legislation this session. Legislators who publicly claim to be Christian like Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero and others were called to vote for pro-life legislation, rather than work against.
Watch the the video of the rally speeches here.
Top left: Pro-Life youth call for equal rights for the unborn
Top right: Pro-Life march included a thousand participants
Bottom left: Advocates visit in Gov. Martinez office, asking she put all pro-life bills on the call
Bottom right: Pro-Life advocates brave the icy temperatures to participate in energizing rally
Three pro-life bills drafted by NMAFL were pre-filed by legislators, addressing the most extreme abortion policies in New Mexico, but only one, HB 56, the Parental Notification of Abortion, was put "on the call" by Governor Martinez. However HB 75, the Born Alive and Medical Care Act and HB 76 the Partial and Late-Term Abortion Ban were not placed on the call.
The 2018 legislative session is a 30-day budget session and the Governor has discretion over what bills are "on the call." This year, Governor Martinez staff communicated that a greater committment from Catholic church leaders and Christian churches is neeeded for the pro-life bills to be placed on the call, as opposed to the level of support given to other issues at the legislature.
URGENT: What You Can Do Today
1) Contact the Governor's office: request she place both HB 75, the Born Alive & Medical Care Act and HB 76, the Late-Term Abortion Act on the call at 505-476-2200, emails can be sent here.
2) Ask your pastors, priests and other church leaders to contact the Governor's office and pledge their support for all pro-life legislation and request all pro-life bills to be put on the call.
3) Contact your legislator to support HB 56. Find out who your state legislators are here.
About the Pro-Life Bills
Parental Notification of Abortion Act (HB 56). View bill here. Info sheet here.
Born Alive & Medical Care (HB 75). View bill here. *Use info here with new bill number HB 75.
Partial Birth & Late-term Abortions (HB 76). View bill here. Info sheet here.
ICYMI: Tips on How to Write Your Legislator
You can start contacting your legislators now. Here are helpful tips from New Mexico State Senator Bill Sharer on what you can do to help: