We're lucky in New Mexico.
Our beautiful state is one of the few remaining places in the country where a woman can make deeply personal decisions about abortion without government interference. New Mexicans understand that a woman and her family need access to a full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion. While other states have enacted more than 300 laws that restrict access to abortion in the past 5 years alone, New Mexico remains a place where women from our communities and across the country can access the safe and legal healthcare our families need.
But there are those in our state who disagree. They think that, even though they know nothing about your life or your personal circumstances, they have the right to tell you what's best for you and your family. They disrespect our families by:
- Parading graphic and misleading imagry through our neighborhoods
- Harassing and itimidating women and medical professionals outside clinics and private homes
- Pushing legislation that would take private medical decisions out of our own hands and place them in the hands of politicians
We want to ensure that New Mexico remains a state that respects women and families. We're going to do that by standing up against anti-abortion extremism in our communities and in the legislature. We're going to do it by affirming women's reproductive health decisions. We're going to do it speaking out against shame and stigma.