Tomorrow, Feb 20: First Committee Hearing for Late-Term Abortion Ban & Doctor Required Parental Notification for Abortion
New Mexico Alliance for Life Press Release
Former abortionist now pro-life Las Cruces OB-GYN, Dr. Anthony Levatino and the only medical doctor in the state Legislature, Rep. Terry McMillan both support these common-sense proposals to bring New Mexico in line with other states, majority of countries that outlaw abortion after five months of pregnancy
Albuquerque- Dr. Anthony Levatino, a well-known former abortion provider now pro-life OB-GYN practicing in Las Cruces, announced his support for the Late-Term Abortion Ban (HB390) and the Parental Notification for Abortion Bill (HB391). After performing more than 1,200 abortions, Dr. Levatino knows first-hand the horrors that occur during abortions on unborn children after five months of pregnancy. These bills will protect the lives of women and unborn children who could electively be aborted after have reaching viability or around the gestational age of past five months and require doctors alert parents before an underage girl undergoes an abortion.
"As a doctor, you know that these are children; you know that these are human beings with arms and legs and heads and they move around and they are very active," Dr. Levatino said. "When the abortionist finishes a suction D & C he has to literally reassemble the child."
According to the consent form from Albuquerque's late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women's Option, obtained by New Mexico Alliance for Life, abortion after 18 weeks is more dangerous than natural birth. Additionally, Dr. Levatino, stated it is "neither simple nor safe." Currently, New Mexico is one of the few states lacking restrictions on abortions, making Albuquerque home to one of four facilities in the U.S. that perform abortions until the day of birth.
Along with Dr. Levatino, Rep. Terry McMillan, the only medical doctor in the New Mexico Legislature, supports the measures. "I believe that like me, most New Mexicans would at least like to know that when an abortion is performed, it is not perpetuated on an infant that would otherwise be viable in today's medical environment," Rep. McMillan said in regard to HB390, the Late-Term Abortion Ban Act.
Both bills are scheduled for their first committee hearing on Friday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the House Regulatory & Public Affairs Committee, room 315.
Find an accurate legal summary of the HB 390 and HB391 at http://www.nmallianceforlife.org/legal-analysis-hb-390.html
The New Mexico Alliance for Life is a nonpartisan organization focused on changing state and local laws by empowering women with better and informed choices when facing unplanned or difficult pregnancies and advocating for better protections for women and unborn children from an unsafe abortion industry. For more information visit www.nmallianceforlife.org
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