We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The finish line is in our sight. We are on the last leg of our journey. The repeal of New Mexico’s unconstitutional abortion ban is within our grasp. We are this close to completing this nearly fifty-year journey of removing the 1969 abortion ban from New Mexico’s criminal code.
The abortion ban repeal was passed on the Senate floor and sailed out of its five committee hearings with one technical amendment, which does not change the substance of the bill, meaning the repeal bill has not been changed, added to, or watered down. The next stop is the floor of both the New Mexico House and then to the Governor’s desk. This is clearly the most dangerous part of the journey.
The SWLC is so grateful for all the support you have provided in this process. Without the support of the abortion rights warriors in New Mexico, we could not have gotten this far in this righteous journey and we appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for getting us to this historic place. However, we have arrived at the pinnacle of this fight and we need you to stay strong. The anti-abortion rights supporters are bombarding our House and Senate members with unfounded and unbelievable claims about what repealing and removing the abortion ban from the books will do. The majority of these calls and emails are from outside their districts some even from outside the state, but they are still receiving an enormous amount of pressure from the other side.
Now is the time to contact your House members and help them to stay strong against the supporters of anti-abortion rights. Demand they vote “Yes!” to repeal the abortion ban statute and also let your legislators know that you support them in this fight, too. Tell them that you have stood beside them (virtually of course!) at every step in this journey and are there to sustain them, to give them the strength they will need to keep fighting, to bring this bill to the floor and vote to repeal the ban!
At this moment, we are on the precipice of history. What happens in the next few days will determine New Mexico’s place in this country. Will it be a state that robs pregnant people of their bodily autonomy or will New Mexico be a state that supports a pregnant person’s right to follow their own values when it comes to healthcare decisions, including abortion care? Know that you do have a say in this.
Please contact your representative. Let them know that you support SB10, the Respect Women and Families Act, which repeals the abortion ban in its entirety. Let your representatives know that you support them as well. They need to hear this.
You can find who your legislators are at:
Thank you for your support