By, Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, NM- On January 7, 2019 New Mexico Bishop, The Most Reverend James S. Wall, of Gallup issued the following letter urging opposition to the repeal of New Mexico's criminal abortion statute,
I, the Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, voice my strong opposition to a proposed bill aimed at repealing a New Mexico state law criminalizing abortion. While the law is currently not enforced due to federal legalization of abortion through the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe V. Wade, I nevertheless urge opposition to any bills that would loosen abortion restrictions.
Abortion Free New Mexico stands in solidarity with Bishop Wall and announced last week, the launch of a statewide campaign urging New Mexicans to oppose House Bill (HB) 51: DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION, which would repeal New Mexico's Criminal Abortion Law. This statewide campaign includes the securing of a billboard located on I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe and a statewide postcard mailer that will urge legislators from both parties, Democrat and Republican, to oppose this radical pro-death agenda.
If the Criminal Abortion Law is repealed, it will leave unsuspecting women vulnerable to dangerous late-term abortions being performed outside of a hospital and non physicians will be able to perform invasive surgical procedures on women without their consent.
Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexicoissued the following statement,
"On Tuesday, January 1, 2018 Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) was inaugurated as New Mexico's new Governor. The theme of her inauguration was 'Imagine a Thriving New Mexico' but unfortunately, our new Governor doesn't realize that New Mexico will never thrive until the the killing of innocent unborn children comes to an end. As pro-life missionaries we DO want New Mexico to thrive, we want the very best for all children and we want New Mexicans to embrace life. While the legislature is controlled by the democratic party, whose platform states, “We believe unequivocally, that every woman should have access to abortion,*” we recognize that New Mexico's elected officials still need to hear from those who oppose their pro-abortion and pro-death agenda." *Source: democrats.org
WE WANT EVERYONE GOING UP TO SANTA FE TO SEE THE BILLBOARD AND CONTACT THEIR LEGISLATOR TO URGE THEM TO OPPOSE THIS PRO-DEATH AGENDA IN NEW MEXICO
We need your help. Here's your chance to sow into a life affirming message all across New Mexico.
THIS BILLBOARD COSTS $1,043.19
(It will be seen by over 261,000 people over a 4 week period)
CLICK HERE: TO HELP US KEEP THIS BILLBOARD UP
(FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST 4 WEEKS OF THE SESSION)
TO OPPOSE PRO-DEATH LEGISLATION WITH A TAX FREE DONATION
(Select Abortion Free New Mexico in the ministry tab and designate Billboard)
That's not all, there's more:
In addition to the billboard, we will launch a STATEWIDE postcard campaign as early as next week. We want EVERY pro-life person in New Mexico to be aware of these bills and to contact their legislators asking them to OPPOSE PRO-DEATH LEGISLATION!
However, we can't REACH VOTERS OR THE CHURCHES without your help.
Please prayerfully consider DONATING to help us REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE:
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Thank you for standing with us for life and truth!
“Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.” (3 John 1:8)