Skip to comments.Responding to anti-abortion laws in neighboring states, New Mexico lawmakers adopt proposal intended to protect health care providers (NM now a sanctuary state for out-of-state abortion "doctors" and nurses.)
Posted on 03/18/2023 5:11:16 PM PDT by CedarDave
SANTA FE — Legislators pushed forward Friday with a plan to shield doctors and nurses in New Mexico from out-of-state investigations targeting reproductive and gender-affirming care — part of a broader policy package intended to strengthen abortion rights.
The proposal, Senate Bill 13, won approval 38-30 in the state House, sending it on to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who has made defending abortion rights a centerpiece of her administration.
It codifies an executive order issued by Lujan Grisham in June 2022, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a ruling that opened the door for states to determine their own laws on abortion.
During this year’s 60-day legislative session, the governor has already signed a companion measure, House Bill 7, prohibiting public bodies in New Mexico from interfering with access to abortion or gender-affirming care.
Friday’s proposal centers on action originating beyond state lines. Squeezed between Arizona and Texas — two states that prohibit aiding or abetting abortion — New Mexico increasingly serves patients from elsewhere.
Lujan Grisham said the legislative action on abortion rights is “transformative” given the national political climate.
“New Mexico stood up for science, for women, for LGBTQ families and individuals,” she told reporters.
State Rep. Andrea Romero, D-Santa Fe, said the legislation adopted Friday is designed to thwart out-of-state legal attacks.
“We’re in completely uncharted territory with the types of laws we’re seeing on the books now,” she said as she presented the bill to her colleagues. “That’s why we’re here today — to ensure New Mexico will be a safe space for folks seeking care.”
Republican lawmakers, heavily outnumbered at the Capitol, vigorously contested the proposal at every step ...
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But not for babies.
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Out of state investigations. Don’t you think their problems will be with the change of heart voters within their borders?
Look. Abortion gets banned in other states AFTER viability. It sends a real message to the hearts and minds of the young Karens out there. That’s what the left is afraid of. I can only offer a young girl in trouble a ride to her doctor but it would be 24/7. Could the louse that knocked them up do that?
Baby killers gotta murder babies. Any wonder we see people displaying the fruit of depraved minds in our society?
I guess its fair game for red states to do the same on issues that concern them.
The evil is strong in that state.
There. Fixed it.
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