Gov. Grisham won't give up on up-to-birth abortion bill

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

New Mexico flagFor now, New Mexico is safe from more pro-abortion laws. And since the state's pro-abortion governor isn't giving up, pro-lifers aren't, either.

A year ago, New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham (D) pushed for House Bill 51, a measure to legalize abortions up to birth. But her proposal failed when she could not get enough votes for it. So, as Vince Torres of the Family Policy Alliance tells OneNewsNow, Grisham began pushing the proposal again in the most recent session.

"As the session rolled around, we learned that she chose not to put it on the agenda because she still lacked the votes in the Senate," Torres relays. "However, we received credible information that even in the waning days and weeks of this short session, she was still actively lobbying behind the scenes to try to garner support for the bill."

The session ended without a vote, but the battle against the measure is not over.

Torres

"The governor recently told a group of Planned Parenthood individuals that as soon as she has the votes in the Senate, she plans to bring the bill back," Torres reports. "That may be this next legislative session, or depending on how the U.S. Supreme Court renders its decision on some key pro-life legislation, a governor spokesperson has even floated the idea of a possible special legislation."

So, New Mexico pro-lifers continue to press on until the next session in an effort to reduce support for the measure that would codify a right to abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy.

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