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New Mexico Enters the Fray Over Texas Abortion Ban

September 24, 2021 –As passionate as the debate over abortion access can be, there’s little doubt that a new law in Texas will impact New Mexico. Lawmakers in Texas crafted a bill that bans abortions as early as about 6 weeks into a pregnancy. As a result, women are already seeking the procedure in New Mexico. Before the bill, Texas clinics conducted far more abortions annually. Attorney General Hector Balderas recently said the potential impacts to New Mexico women could be significant. The Line opinion panel discusses implications for New Mexico, the coming court challenges, and the impact of local elections. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panel: 
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group 
Martha Burk, political psychologist and author of “Your Voice, Your Vote” 
Serge Martinez, UNM Law School

For More Information:  

New Mexico AG joins suit to fight Texas six-week gestational abortion ban – New Mexico Political Report 

New Mexico abortion clinics see influx from Texas Santa Fe New Mexican 

A chill wind: Texas unleashes bounty hunters on women – OtherWords (written by Line panelist Martha Burk)