It’s curious how often the people who are against the government laying a hand on their guns are the same people who want the government to put its hands all over our lady parts.
New Mexico appears to have mostly bucked this odd incongruity, maintaining its wild West gun-loving ways while staying relatively relaxed on abortion and birth control issues. Recently, for instance, the national SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective rated New Mexico No. 1 in the nation for providing equal access to sexual and reproductive health services.
But as the Legislature rolls along, two female lawmakers are trying to topple New Mexico from that lofty perch.
Rep. Cathrynn Brown, a Republican from Carlsbad and an A-rated lawmaker as deemed by the National Rifle Association, made national news last week when she introduced House Bill 206, which, if passed, would force rape victims to carry a resulting pregnancy to term or be charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, if they abort.