The first of four committees hearings is this FRIDAY, February 20 in the House Regulatory & Public Affairs Committee for the Late-Term Abortion Ban Act, HB 390 sponsored by Rep. Yvette Herrell (R, Alamogordo) and the Parental Notification of Abortion Act HB 391 sponsored by Rep. Alonzo Baldonado (R, Los Lunas).
New Mexico Alliance for Life expects the bills to pass this committee and then go on to the next House Committee then on to the House Floor.
HOWEVER.... After passing the House, the bills will then go through TWO more committees on the Senate side, then onto the Senate Floor and off to Governor Susana Martinez's desk to be signed into law. But this won't happen unless WE, as the pro-life community, show our support at the Capitol for these bills.
We know that the abortion industry will be there in full force to try to kill these bills. If you can be at the hearing at Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 315, that would be helpful to the cause. Plan on getting there an hour before to ensure you get a seat in the committee room.
Thankfully we believe that we have the votes on the Regulatory & Public Affairs committee to pass this bill with the support of committee members Rep. Yvette Herrell, Rep. Bob Wooley, Rep. Nora Espinoza and Rep. James Smith.
HOWEVER, we can take nothing for granted. This is why are also asking folks to reach out to Rep. Debbie Armstrong, Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero and Rep. D. Wonda Johnson to let them know New Mexicans want to see these bills pass to protect innocent, viable unborn children from death by abortion and to require parental notification before an underage girl undergoes an invasive surgical procedure.
Want to help get the word out about these pro-life bills to your faith community or neighbors? Contact us for information on how you can get a petition drive going to raise awareness and support for protecting women and children in New Mexico from dangerous abortions. Send us an email for more info.