Deceptive information is circulating about the radical abortion up-to-birth bill HB-51, in light of public outrage at the passage of the radical bill in the NM House of Representatives. Read more about what you can do + special event this Monday at the Capitol.
The nation's most extreme abortion bill, HB 51 is awaiting a committee assignment in the Senate, most likely to be the Senate Public Affairs Committee and then on to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If these bills are voted out of both committees, it will move quickly to the Senate Floor. For expediency, we ask that you now begin to contact every member of the Senate to vote against both radical anti-life bills HB 51 and HB 90. We also need every citizen of the state to be informed of these life and death issues before our legislature now. For an in-depth analysis of what the language in HB 51and the statute it seeks to repeal, read more below.
We have word from some of our legislators, both in the Senate and House, that the pro-abortion Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham is pressuring Democrat legislators to vote “FOR” these radical bills. We must work together to overcome the pressure and misinformation about this bill that “it only decriminalizes abortion” “it keeps the status quo” or “HB 51 only strips a few lines from the statute.”
We have compiled a comprehensive analysis including the exact language of the bill, the exact language of the existing statute HB 51-- including currently enforced portions it will strip and the consequences.
SPECIAL EVENT The Bishops of New Mexico will be hosting a special Prayer Rally and Candlelight Vigil at the Rotunda in Santa Fe this Monday, February 18, 2019, from 6 pm - 7 pm. We want to encourage you to participate in this peaceful and prayerful event.
If you are planning a trip to Santa Fe on Monday, you can also visit with key members of the Senate in their office that day, encourage them to VOTE NO on the bill. Personal visits are very impactful, as we know the abortion lobby has a constant and prominent presence at the Capitol.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY: CONTACT: EVERY MEMBER OF THE NM SENATE-- AT LEAST ONCE A DAY BY EMAIL, PHONE OR IN PERSON SHARE: Share this critical information with everyone you know in your community and beyond: groups, churches, and family. SIGN THE PETITION and SHARE: Help us get from 10,000 to 20,000 to present to Governor Lujan Grisham and the entire NM Senate! VISIT THE CAPITOL: Plan a Church or group travel to the Capitol-- especially if your Senator is in a Democrat county. FOLLOW THE BILLS HERE to see when they will be placed on the calendar. READ THE FACT SHEET
Here is what the bill repeals:
“AN ACT REPEALING SECTIONS 30-5-1 THROUGH 30-5-3 NMSA 1978 (BEING LAWS 1969, CHAPTER 67, SECTIONS 1 THROUGH 3) THAT CRIMINALIZE ABORTION. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: SECTION 1. REPEAL.--Sections 30-5-1 through 30-5-3 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1969, Chapter 67, Sections 1 through 3) are repealed.”
Stripping these laws would strip away these statutes, which take away:
Parental Consent & Physician Requirement: 30-5-1-C "justified medical termination" means the intentional ending of the pregnancy of a woman at the request of said woman or if said woman is under the age of eighteen years, then at the request of said woman and her then living parent or guardian by a physician licensed by the state of New Mexico using acceptable medical procedures in an accredited hospital.”
Conscience Protections: 30-5-2 “A person who is a member of, or associated with, the staff of a hospital, or any employee of a hospital, in which a justified medical termination has been authorized and who objects to the justified medical termination on moral or religious grounds shall not be required to participate in medical procedures which will result in the termination of pregnancy, and the refusal of any such person to participate shall not form the basis of any disciplinary or other recriminatory action against such person.”
The bill’s sponsor, Representative Joanne Ferrary stated on multiple occasions that the measure is NOT an abortion bill and that it would merely ‘keep the status quo.’
However, the dangerous bill would not just keep the already dangerous ‘status quo,’it would endanger women and children through unsafe abortions performed by medical professionals who do not have to be doctors and will be forced into performing the procedure against their conscience. Young girls would not have to inform their parents of the procedure and could be manipulated into the abortion by their rapist.
This by no means is the ‘status quo,’ nor should it be. Keisha Atkins, who died from complications after a late-term abortion procedure by abortionist Curtis Boyd of Southwestern Women’s Options was a product of this ‘status quo,’ with the abortionist performing the dangerous procedure, and giving her literature telling her not to call 911 if she had a medical emergency.
THIS IS THE “STATUS QUO” THAT WOULD BE GUARANTEED BY PASSING HB-51!
A late-term abortion is NEVER medically necessary. A study by the abortion industry-backed Guttmacher Institute shows the reasons most women get abortions after 20 weeks:
“They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”
It’s crystal clear that if this bill passes, the people who would benefit most from HB-51 are abusive men and abortion centers that can make money off of these dangerous procedures, that is if the woman makes it out alive.
NMAFL has recorded over 17 medical emergencies in recent years at Southwestern Women’s Options, where women have suffered grave medical complications and even death.
IS THIS THE ‘STATUS QUO’ REP. FERRARY WANTS TO CONTINUE?
Joanne Ferrary and 39 other New Mexico House Democrats collectively received over $228,000 in donations from the abortion lobby last election cycle, and have shown New Mexicans that they can be bought and paid for.