“Rushforth said that if the court overturns or guts Roe v. Wade, New Mexico can expect a future fight over legislation and elections.

‘I absolutely anticipate anti-abortion extremists and politicians will ratchet up their attempts to restrict and ban abortion in states like New Mexico,’ Rushforth said.

Currently, the state has protections in place. In addition to the Respect New Mexico Women and Families Act, which Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law this year, the state also has an equal rights amendment which Rushforth said would protect abortion access in the state.”

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