By Dave Andrusko Earlier this year, not content with a relentless string of pro-abortion victories, the state’s Attorney General filed an emergency petition asking for and receiving from the New Mexico Supreme Court a hold on ordinances which were intended to protect unborn babies. On Tuesday, in a unanimous order, the state’s highest court “set the date for Dec. 13, and …Continue reading "New Mexico Supreme Court to hear challenge to constitutionality of pro-life ordinances passed by local cities and counties"
By Dave Andrusko In what was supposed to be a shoo-in turned into an unexpected disaster for pro-abortionists in New Mexico last week. A bill ostensibly confined to repealing an unenforced 1969 law and “codifying Roe” had already easily passed the House, 40-29, and two Senate committees when it went down in flames on Thursday. …Continue reading "Bi-partisan coalition defeats New Mexico abortion bill"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers in New Mexico know that local abortion advocates are following the script first written for New York. Proposals for abortion on demand are packaged as “codifying Roe v. Wade.” They also know that their new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is hard-core pro-abortion, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and has already …Continue reading "New Mexico Democrats closing in on repeal of state’s unenforceable 1969 abortion law"
By Dave Andrusko Anti-assisted forces secured a major win yesterday when a bill, heavily promoted by Democrats, went down to defeat in the New Mexico state Senate on a vote of 22-20. The coalition that defeated Senate Bill 252 included the Catholic Church, Right to Life Committee of New Mexico, and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. …Continue reading "N.M. Assisted Suicide Bill Defeated"
By Dave Andrusko Abortion extremism often seems like a redundancy. The pro-abortion mindset begins with a premise that no abortion should ever be banned–no matter how late in pregnancy, no matter how flimsy the justification. But abortion extremism can never stop at “merely” the right to abortion on demand. It must be a right to …Continue reading "Democrats in New Mexico table bill so as to ensure abortion always results in dead baby"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide pushers are–to put it kindly–disingenuous. For example, they often offer smooth assurances about “safeguards” to protect against abuse. Yet, new legalization schemes often dilute the traditional already-as-thick-as-water limitations in place where lethally prescribing is now legal. For example, most laws require doctors to diagnose and prescribe lethally. But a …Continue reading "New Mexico Assisted Suicide Bill Moves Toward Death on Demand"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months. This first ran July …Continue reading "New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously upholds law protecting citizens against assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee Tuesday tabled two bills which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, if the baby were determined to be viable. One bill (243) included an exception for the life of the mother, the other (242) also included exceptions for sexual abuse, rape and incest. The …Continue reading "New Mexico Senate Committee rejects two pro-life bills"
By Carole Novielli The Albuquerque Journal newspaper reports that the University of New Mexico (a publicly-funded institution) has halted a training program using abortionists from the late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options. Owned by Texas abortionist Curtis Boyd, the abortion center had also been providing the University with fetal tissue for research. Southwestern Women’s Options, …Continue reading "University of New Mexico halts training program with late-term abortion facility"
By Dave Andrusko It was the briefest of Associated Press items, only 124 words long. The headline to the September 1 story was “New Mexico court schedules arguments on assisted suicide” It was a reminder that the pro-physician-assisted suicide forces never rest, never accept defeat, a reminder that we must never rest, either, nor believe …Continue reading "New Mexico Supreme Court will review decision upholding state’s law against assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko In January 2014, Bernalillo County District Court Judge Nan Nash struck the decades-old New Mexico law which protected the state’s citizens from assisted suicide. Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of New Mexico and Compassion & Choices, Judge Nash concluded that killing a terminally ill patient with that person’s consent …Continue reading "New Mexico Court of Appeals overturns ruling that allowed assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko When last we reported on the lawsuit challenging the decades-old New Mexico law protecting the state’s citizens from assisted suicide, the attorney general had just announced he was appealing Judge Nan G. Nash’s decision that killing a terminally ill patient with that person’s consent is a “fundamental right” under the state …Continue reading "New Mexico Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in challenge to state’s law protecting people from assisted suicide"