New Mexico has an unconstitutional, outdated; pre-Roe v. Wade statute on the books from the 1960s that criminalizes abortion in almost all circumstances. If Roe v. Wade falls at the U.S. Supreme Court, this law could become enforceable again, making abortion a felony and jeopardizing access to safe and legal care in New Mexico. People seeking abortion care would be forced to beg for permission from a panel of strangers.
New Mexico women, pregnant people, and their families deserve the respect to make their own decision about when to continue a pregnancy or to seek abortion care. The decision to havean abortion is deeply private and personal and should be made in consultation with a medical provider, not politicians.
The Respect New Mexican Women and Families Act will remove this antiquated abortion ban from New Mexico's books.