It's Time to Permanently Protect Abortion in New Mexico
December 2018 Newsletter
Elections were just the first step, now it's time to: Permanently Protect Abortion in New Mexico!
New Mexican families are strong and resilient. We want our families to be able to live the lives that they want and be treated with respect and dignity.
As politicians in Washington D.C. and other states put up barriers to reproductive health care, New Mexicans know that the decision to end a pregnancy is personal and should remain between a woman and her health care provider. As a safe medical procedure, abortion should be protected from political interference.
Barriers to reproductive health care only benefit a political agenda that does not reflect the values of New Mexico. As New Mexicans, we understand that a woman and her family need access to a full range of health care, including safe and legal abortion.
With the future of the U.S. Supreme Court (and its ruling in Roe vs Wade) at risk, we must repeal out-of-date anti-abortion language in the criminal code of New Mexico, as it only threaten to criminalize women and health care providers. Especially in a rural state, we must permanently protect access to reproductive health care, including abortion, no matter what happens in Washington D.C.
Because we respect New Mexico women and families, we urge the Legislature and Governor of New Mexico to pass a bill repealing this outdated statute and permanently protect access to reproductive health care, including abortion in New Mexico. Legislators should pass this bill with urgency in the next legislative session.
Add your name to stand in support of New Mexico families' right to make personal medical decisions, including abortion, without government interference!
Save These Dates!
The NM RCRC is proud to be a part of the Respect New Mexico Women Coalition.
We will be holding Town Halls across the State to discuss how you can get involved in our work to permanently protect abortion access in New Mexico and help us through the upcoming legislative session.
Taos — December 12 @ 5:30 pm
Las Vegas — December 13 @ 5:30 pm
Socorro — December 18 @ 5:30 pm
T or C — December 19 @ 5:30 pm
Silver City — December 20 @ 5:30 pm
Gallup — January 3 @ 5:30 pm
Grants — January 4 @ 5:30 pm
Alamogordo — January 6 @ 2:00 pm
Roswell — January 7 @ 5:30 pm
Clovis — January 8 @ 5:30 pm
Other Important Dates
January 15, 2019 — March 16, 2019, NM Legislative Session
January 22, 2019, 1:00pm, Roe v Wade Anniversary Rally, NM Capitol Building, Rotunda
January 22, 2019, 6:30pm, Respect 140, A Spoken Word Performance, Location TBA, Santa Fe
February 8, 2019, Strong Families Lobby Day
NM Entiende / NM Understands
NM RCRC is proud to be part of New Mexico Entiende — a collaboration with Young Women United, ACLU of New Mexico, and NM Dream Team.
Together, we are working to ensure that religion is not used to stand in the way of a New Mexico where all people have access to the care and community they need, including reproductive healthcare, regardless of who they are or who they love. We do this with respect for core religious and spiritual values of justice, family, and love.
Help us achieve this vision! Stay tuned to learn more!