By Bud Shaver,
Santa Fe, NM- PRAISE BE TO GOD: PRO-DEATH AGENDA HAS BEEN DEFEATED!
Thank you for your prayers, and action! Death has been defeated in this New Mexico legislative session!
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,
It is truly miraculous that HB51 did not pass the NM Senate floor vote today. All glory to the Lord and thanks to so many who took action this legislative session!
We would like to thank all of the the statewide organizations who mobilized their base to oppose HB 51, everyone who called/emailed their representatives and testified in Santa Fe, and those who financially supported our billboard and statewide postcard public awareness campaign.
Abortion Free New Mexico would especially like to thank the Bishops of New Mexico for their bold and very public opposition to HB 51. Thanks to their leadership 6 Catholic Democrats voted their faith and OPPOSED HB 51.
Please thank them:
Senator Pete Campos- (D) District 8
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4311
Senator Carlos R. Cisneros- (D) District 6
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4362
Senator Richard C. Martinez- (D) District 5
Senator George K. Munoz- (D) District 4
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4371
Senator Clemente Sanchez- (D) District 30
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4513
Senator Gabriel Ramos- (D) District 28
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4863
In addition Democrat Senators Mary Kay Papen and John Arthur Smith also OPPOSED HB 51 giving us 8 votes (two more than we needed) to DEFEAT it!
Please call and thank them for their bold stand for LIFE:
Senator Mary Kay Papen - (D) District 38 Capital
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4733
Senator John Arthur Smith - (D) District 35
Capital Phone: (505) 986-4365
HB 51 was defeated in the Senate. Please pray for the Senate Democrats who voted for life, Representative David Gallegos (R) District 61
Opponents of the bill are celebrating the victory. “We're just thankful that the voices of the people of New Mexico were heard,” Tara Shaver, who works with the nonprofit Abortion Free New Mexico.