In New Mexico, the abortion industry, and in particular, the late-term abortion industry has a stronghold on elected officials.
Through their big-dollar donations, New Mexico has become the Wild West of abortion where they take place for any reason until the day of birth.
We see the influence of Albuquerque’s late-term abortion business’s money on our representatives such as Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan – all of whom received thousands in political donations from late-term abortionist Dr. Curtis Boyd, who operates Albuquerque’s late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options – the largest such provider in the country.
There is such a stronghold on these politicians that on Oct. 12, Sen. Udall’s wife, Jill Cooper Udall, hosted a high-dollar political fundraiser in Santa Fe with Dr. Boyd, who is from Texas. She was to have been joined by former Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s wife to raise big dollars to defeat the grass-roots-led efforts to ban late-term abortions in Albuquerque – the vast majority of which take place on healthy babies who feel tremendous amounts of pain.
They are available until the natural day of birth. Because New Mexico has no common-sense protections for babies and mothers, abortion is legal in New Mexico for all nine months.
Very few states allow abortions for any reason until the day of birth. This has led Boyd to a thriving business where he has out-of-state abortionists travel to Albuquerque to profit from New Mexico’s lack of common-sense laws concerning abortion.
You have to wonder why New Mexico has become home to such a barbaric and horrific practice, the largest in the country – where women, typically acting out of fear or desperation, travel here to get this procedure done.
It is interesting, Udall’s wife was joined by wealthy out-of-touch Santa Fe elitists to help fund efforts to defeat the Pain Capable Unborn Child Ordinance, the ordinance that 54 percent of Albuquerque voters and 57 percent Hispanic voters support in polls.
We New Mexicans have clearly spoken with our signatures in support of this measure. In fact, the support of Albuquerque voters was quite overwhelming with 27,000 signatures collected in 20 days.
We may not have thousands of dollars to give to influence the powerful politicians who vote against protections for these babies and women.
That being said, wealthy Santa Fe elitists and abortion extremists who oppose this measure and attended this event do not represent the cultural and familial views of ordinary New Mexicans.
New Mexico’s heritage has been founded on tradition, faith and social justice and equality for everyone. I know for certain that this measure upholds the values that we have built our lives and our city upon — values that do not include belief in the barbaric practice of late-term abortion.
I am confident that Albuquerque voters will rise up to the occasion and vote to pass this important ordinance to protect our unborn constituents – despite the big dollars raised by wealthy late-term abortion extremists.