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Growth industry protected

Are the citizens of New Mexico proud of our State Senate for protecting one of our few growth industries?

Four large industrial mills located in Las Cruces and Albuquerque can continue to grow and prosper because of the protection given to them by the New Mexico State Senate and, in particular, the Democratic Party.

Thanks to a Senate committee controlled by Democrats, HB 390 never came to the floor of the Senate. The bill would have restricted the growth of, but not killed, a nearly unique New Mexico industry.

The industry is abortion mills.

Our beautiful and culturally diverse New Mexico has the distinction of being one of only three states that have unrestricted abortions. New Mexico senators proudly boast that people from this country and the world now come to New Mexico, not only to enjoy the mountain beauty and desert solitude, but also to end the life of their viable child.

In 2013, 3,408 babies’ lives were ended. No questions asked, including the age of the father, who may have committed a felony of statutory rape.

The abortion industry is proud of its relationship with children and says that it provides excellent counseling to young girls who find themselves pregnant. Counselors at abortoriums do not discuss the pregnancy with parents of a young mother. These institutions believe that there is nothing that potential grandparents can do to help.

Senate Democrats tell us that our state-of-the-art abortoriums are interested only in protecting the girl or woman. No parent should know their girl is pregnant with their grandchild. Senate Democrats believe parental involvement is an absurd idea.

That is why Democrats killed HB 391 Parent Notification.

Whole Woman’s Health in Las Cruces, Planned Parenthood, Southwestern Woman’s Options, UNM for Reproductive Health in Albuquerque are paid $10,000 to $14,000 dollars for performing this three-hour service. Is there any clear-thinking New Mexican who believes that these institutions are not in this industry for the money?

Abortion is a growth industry for the state of New Mexico. The number of abortions performed in the state has grown from 3,134 in 2012 to 3,408 in 2013. This growth is fueled by minor girls and women traveling from other states and countries where parental involvement is required and where the practice of killing viable human beings past 24 weeks in utero is abhorrent and barbaric.

Most states recognize the medical determination of viability at 20-24 weeks and all our neighboring states have parental involvement laws for minors seeking abortion.

New Mexico Senate Democrats are proud of keeping our state’s “late-term abortion capital” notoriety. The Democrat-controlled Senate, like its out-of-touch national party chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz, believe that aborting a 7-pound baby should be legal “without restriction. Period.”

They are using all of their political power to sustain this growth industry for New Mexico.

What next? A Senate bill sponsored by Majority Leader Michael Sanchez funding the State Tourism Department’s advertising budget to promote our growing abortion industry? “New Mexico True.”

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