Abortion extremist touts NM’s Balloon Fiesta and ‘best access to abortion in the country’
October 8, 2019
On Tuesday, an abortion up to birth activist, tied with the extremist groups “Indigenous Women Rising” and “ProgressNow NM” took to Twitter to laud New Mexico’s annual Balloon Fiesta celebration, while promoting her abortion up-to-birth agenda.
The activist wrote, “I'm so lucky to live in a state that's known for the famous #BalloonFiesta and the best access to #abortion in the country! #nmpol #AbortionIsHealthcare #FundAbortionBuildPower donate to Native-centered repro justice!” She also solicited donations through a PayPal page to allegedly fund abortions for Native women.
The activist’s group, Indigenous Women Rising’s main project is to fund abortions for indigenous women, and advocate for abortion up-to-birth policies. This is despite the fact that many native american nations value all life-- especially human life, as sacred.
During New Mexico’s 2019 Legislative Session, the activist and her staff actively promoted H.B. 51, a bill which flatly strips health care protections for women, takes away parental consent standards, and leaves abortion facilities unregulated for abortions well into the third trimester of pregnancy.
During the Legislative Session, the activist wrote a slanderous blog post on the left-wing ProgressNow NM website targeting our Executive Director, Elisa Martinez, alleging she is a white supremacist for her pro-life activism, including her empowerment of two women of color who lost their family members, Keisha Atkins and baby Mavis through an elective late-term abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion facility.
In a later social media post, the activist claimed “denying abortion care is white supremacy, even if you're a person of color,” effectively calling all pro-lifers white supremacists for being pro-life.
According to a Campaign Marketing Strategies poll commissioned by New Mexico Alliance for Life, it found that 70% of New Mexicans are against abortion after 5 months in pregnancy, 72% of New Mexicans agreed that no medial doctor should be forced to assist with an abortion, and 60% of New Mexicans support a parent’s involvement in a minor’s abortion decision.
The activist’s latest stunt to promote abortion up-to-birth in New Mexico shows the fight still ahead in 2020 to stop radical anti-life legislation, and the need to work towards the passage of crucial pro-life legislation, such as the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which failed two years in a row at the hands of State Reps. Debbie Armstrong, Patricia Roybal Caballero, and Eliseo Alcon.
In fact, New Mexico is so bad, that we made a national list of 16 states that allow infanticide. Stay tuned. NMAFL will be making an announcement soon on what you can do to begin to mobilize to fight abortion proposals in the upcoming legislative session.