New Mexico Supreme Court blocks pro-life ordinances adopted in three cities and two counties

By Dave Andrusko

Not content with a relentless string of pro-abortion victories, the state’s  Attorney General asked for and received from the New Mexico Supreme Court a hold on ordinances which are intended  to protect unborn babies.

Two counties and three cities recently passed ordinances through the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement that were crafted to protect unborn babies from abortion. Hobbs, Clovis. and Eunice, along with Lea and Roosevelt counties make up the five. Reportedly others are considering doing the same.

“The ruling granted a request by Democratic state Attorney General Raúl Torrez and follows the state’s recent adoption of a new abortion rights bill signed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham just weeks ago that overrides any local ordinances aimed at limiting access to abortion procedures and medications,” according to the Associated Press.

Torrez argues the ordinances violate constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

In its order, the New Mexico Supreme Court outlined a schedule for the ongoing case over the ordinances. “It said briefs due in April should address what, if any, effect the new abortion rights law will have on the case,” the AP reported.