Believe it or not, New Mexico still has an old, outdated law from the 1960s on the books that criminalizes abortion. Although the law is unconstitutional (and unenforceable) under Roe v. Wade, it’s important to get it off the books now, given the precarious nature of the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential for this outdated law to be used to shame and criminalize women and providers. We are asking our legislature to repeal this outdated law once and for all so we can continue our state’s tradition of protecting access to safe and legal abortion.

Sponsors

Rep. Joanne Ferrary

Status

Lost: bill did not pass

Session

2019

Bill number

HB 51

Position

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