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Anti-abortion activists took their protest last weekend to an upscale Los Ranchos de Albuquerque neighborhood near the home of University of New Mexico Hospital’s top administrator as part of their campaign to close a UNM medical clinic that, along with other services, performs abortions up to 22 weeks.
The protest is part of a “neighborhood awareness” campaign started earlier this year by Project Defending Life, which has organized six protests this year in residential neighborhoods, said Tara Shaver, a spokeswoman for the group. The residential protests are intended “to increase the pressure on a personal level,” Shaver said Monday.
The protests also highlight the scope of a county ordinance approved last year to limit protests at private residences.