New Mexico Politician Attempts to Overturn Local Abortion Bans


New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez has asked the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Pro-Life city and community protections inspired by the Texas Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinances. These local measures allow individual communities to take action against anyone who would commit an abortion within their jurisdiction. This creative ordinance allows local municipalities to protect against the horrors of abortion, especially when the state and federal government have failed to protect the preborn—as seen in New Mexico’s state law. 

Yet, the abortion industry cannot stand being boxed out from any community, demanding the opportunity to prey on every innocent life.

In 2019, Waskom, Texas was the first city in the country to pass the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. The Pro-Life measure relied on the active un-repealed 1925 Texas law which outlawed abortion, solely prosecuted the abortionist and those who assist in the abortion, and included the single exception for the life of a mother. This enforceable ordinance prohibits abortion from occurring within city limits and stops the abortion industry from moving in and setting up shop in the community. 

In the time between the first city passing the ordinance in June of 2019 and the fall of Roe v. Wade last year, more than 40 cities have passed the Pro-Life measure through their city council and city wide votes. When Roe v. Wade was overturned, unlike Texas, New Mexico’s pro-abortion leadership doubled down on elective abortion up to the moment of birth with limited to no protections for the preborn. In response, this year conservative communities in New Mexico have implemented similar Pro-Life ordinances to protect their smallest citizens from abortion. These include the cities of Hobbs, Clovis, and Eunice, as well as several unincorporated New Mexico communities and two counties. What is even more important about these local efforts to protect Life is that these New Mexican communities are near the Texas border, thereby protecting both New Mexican and Texas babies from abortion. 

The strength of these New Mexico measures, which are based on a federal regulation, now hang in the balance. Let us pray the New Mexico attorney general’s suit to the New Mexico Supreme Court is unsuccessful in blocking the life-saving ordinances. We stand with the Pro-Life citizens of New Mexico who bravely and boldly are fighting for Life in their state!

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