News

New Mexico detention center officer files first case in U.S. against mandatory vaccination

On Wednesday, it was reported that Doña Ana County Detention Center officer, Isaac Legaretta, sued Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias and his supervisor on Sunday, claiming they threatened he would be fired if he did not take the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The complaint claims the county manager and supervisor violated his rights by making the vaccine a condition of employment for first responders unless reasonable accommodation has been approved,” according to The Hill

According to a memo from the county manager, “It is required that, if you have not already started your vaccinations, that you be vaccinated with your first dose on one of those days, or contact Human Resources for accommodation…. Being vaccinated is a requirement and a condition of on-going employment with the County due to the significant health and safety risks posed by contracting or spreading COVID-19.” 

Macias first announced the vaccine mandate on January 29 for all first responders–including police officers, detention center workers, and anyone in contact with detainees.

“You can’t be forced to be a human guinea pig when a product is experimental,” said Ana Garner, the officer’s attorney. “We have the right to bodily integrity.”

“Garner said Legaretta wasn’t told about the vaccine’s known benefits and risks, or that he had the opportunity to refuse,” according to another report.

The county attorney has reportedly disputed the allegations and argued that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) assert that employers can mandate vaccinations. 

However, in March 2020, the EEOC said an employer covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII can’t compel all of its employees to take a vaccine. ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would allow for employee vaccination exemptions under certain health and religious reasons.

MLG says ‘minorities’ get COVID-19 vaccine first, ‘absolute mask mandates’ not going away

On Monday, Gov. Lujan Grisham had an interview with the Washington Post where she was candid about her COVID-19 pandemic protocols and who gets priority to the vaccine. During the interview, she announced there would be an “absolute mask mandate” even if a county reaches “green” status, despite neighboring states removing COVID-19 restrictions.

She said, “Here’s what won’t change: absolute mask mandates, mandates for social distancing, making sure that businesses go through a safe certified [sic], which also requires each business sector to have very strong COVID-safe practices that we approve as the state and then we do random checks and we also have a complaint hotline.” 

While asked about the vaccine, Lujan Grisham claimed the federal government under President Donald Trump sent Moderna COVID-19 shots to CVS and Walgreens for distribution. She then threw CVS and Walgreens under the bus, saying, “They really stumbled out of the gate. Most states are still struggling with them. We brought them all in, and I made it really clear ‘you will be held accountable to the highest standards, you will do these clinics, you will communicate directly with us, you will report directly to us, and if you don’t do it, there are fines and other accountability measures.”

Lujan Grisham noted how her vaccine priority system was “equitable,” meaning racial minorities get first grabs at the shots.

She lamented that “unfortunately, far too high a percentage of health care workers are non-minorities,” saying there is a “lack of representation” in getting vaccines out.

“We can get much more granular at the zip code level to really make sure that we’re reaching high-risk minorit[ies] so you’ve got an equity distribution population,” she said, adding, “We’re actually going to use Census data as we go granular, so we have a vulnerability index factor that looks at everything from socio-economic status to your minority or racial status and household circumstances. That means we’re going to take a certain percentage of vaccine off the top. As long as this amount of vaccine—and now with Johnson and Johnson—continues to increase and come to the states, including us, we think that we can do 25% off the top will go to this vulnerability index system.” 

When asked about her COVID-19 restrictions and her message to critics of her strict mandates that shuttered businesses, she said, 

“Let’s own that businesses were lost, livelihoods were lost and diminished, and the financial insecurity for far too many New Mexicans and far too many Americans is real.” 

Lujan Grisham then claimed she foresaw the pandemic in March when she signed a bloated $7.6 billion budget, claiming she vetoed a “$200 million appropriations bill” to boost state reserves. The appropriations would have funded roads and capital outlay requests. 

She also touted Democrats’ work to ram through millions of dollars “to businesses” in a special session, bashing the federal government under President Trump for the Paycheck Protection Program. However, the only reason she was able to send out funds at all was because of the federal CARES Act signed by President Trump. 

She added, “We recognize this is a cruel hardship that didn’t invite a pandemic into their (businesses’) doors.” 

This is one of Gov. Lujan Grisham’s first interviews since it was discovered she used her discretionary budget to indulge in $200/pound Wagyu beef steaks, alcohol, and expenses for her dog. Conveniently, the Washington Post did not ask her about this.

NM Senate’s resident drama queen ostracized by own party: Even Dem Leader tells him to ‘f**k off’

New Mexico state Sen. Jacob Candelaria (D-Bernalillo) has been circling the drain with his desperate ploys for public attention for quite some time now, but this week, the Albuquerque-area legislator has outdone himself. 

On Monday, during consideration of S.B. 71, the Patients’ Debt Collection Protection Act, Candelaria forced a debate on the bill, which led Democrat Majority Leader Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe) to scold him on the floor of the Senate. 

“Why don’t you just [expletive] off and put an amendment on like the rest of us?” said Wirth. 

After the altercation, It was reported by the Santa Fe New Mexican that Candelaria started crying and claiming it was a “low day” for the New Mexico Senate: 

“I’m sort of heartbroken,” said Candelaria, who sat slouched in his chair in tears after the confrontation. “This is a low day for the New Mexico Senate.”

Candelaria then got into fights with multiple Democrats on Twitter, bashing Senate Judiciary Chairman Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana), accusing him of refusing to put Candelaria’s extreme bills on the agenda. 

Later, Candelaria got in a spat with the far-left fringe group, ProgressNow NM over his assertions about Cervantes. 

Then, he started begging for sympathy for having to work as a “citizen legislator” when “you’re not retired and not rich.”

Hilariously though, he previously bragged on Instagram about purchasing expensive French luxury products, writing, “Treat yo self. The road is long and the fights are hard—-celebrating your joy is a seditious act.” 

Read more about liberal Republicans and far-left Democrats complaining about not getting paid despite earning a per diem and a pension. 

James Hallinan, a former staffer to Gov. Lujan Grisham, who accused the governor of sexual assault, is now accusing Candelaria of sexual abuse while Hallinan worked for Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Moe Maestas (D-Bernalillo). 

“Shocked you haven’t been removed from office 4 ur abuse of @NMStatePolice & gov’t resources while on ur benders. Not to mention when you sexually abused me @ the Bull Ring when I worked 4 Speaker @BrianEgolf & @RepMoe,” wrote Hallinan. 

“I assume you were high on coke at the time as well?” Candelaria clapped back, 

Hallinan replied, “NewMexico media please witness the most recent bender/meltdown of @SenCandelaria  & his delusions. When predators attacks their victims they just seal their own fates.”

Candelaria has made countless enemies on the Republican side of the aisle and now he’s increasingly becoming ostracized from his own party as Gov. Lujan Grisham won’t answer his phone calls, Democrat Majority Leader Peter Wirth is literally telling him to “f**k off,” and even far-left fringe group ProgressNowNM is telling him to go away. 

Candelaria, the Senate’s resident drama queen, is becoming weaker and weaker as a public official by each fleeting day, and Republicans should be looking for a strong candidate to take him out in 2024. Right now, the Albuquerque legislator has more enemies than friends, and 2024 is looking like a shiny opportunity for the right Republican to do away with him once and for all come the next election. 

Read more about Sen. Candelaria: Dem lawmaker flips out on police officers trying to help him with hate mail, now claims to have PTSD

Gov. MLG says she was ‘honored’ to sign abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill

On Tuesday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent out a message to her campaign email list touting her signing of the extreme abortion up-to-birth and infanticide S.B. 10. She said she was “honored” to affix her name to the new law.

She claimed it was an “important piece of legislation” and that its passage meant “everyone in New Mexico, no matter their gender, has the right to autonomy over their own body,” implying that men also can give birth? 

She also thanked all the pro-abortion groups that spread extreme propaganda ultimately leading to the bill’s passage. She wrote, “I’m so grateful to all the community advocates, leaders and organizations from across New Mexico who have tirelessly worked to get this done.” 

Read her full email here:

Friend, I wanted to share an update on an important piece of legislation that I just signed into law: Senate Bill 10.

SB10 repeals decades-old, unenforceable laws that criminalized doctors for providing abortion care in New Mexico. It’s a simple bill – getting outdated laws off the books – but it’s the message this sends that’s really profound.

By passing this bill, the legislature affirmed loud and clear that everyone in New Mexico, no matter their gender, has the right to autonomy over their own body. And it tells health care providers that they’ll never be punished for doing what’s right for their patients.

I’m so grateful to all the community advocates, leaders and organizations from across New Mexico who have tirelessly worked to get this done. Every New Mexican should be able to exercise their full reproductive rights: This bill’s passage underscores that powerful truth, and I was truly honored to have signed it into law.

This legislation is just one piece of our fight to build a brighter future for New Mexico. Thank you for looking toward that brighter future alongside me. There’s so much we can achieve together.

With gratitude,

Michelle Lujan Grisham

WATCH: New ad mercilessly rips Gov. MLG to shreds for pandemic hypocrisy

On Monday, the Republican Governors Association released a hard-hitting new ad targeting Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for her hypocrisy during the pandemic. 

The ad, featuring local liberal news clips, highlights the Governor forcing New Mexicans to stand in freezing cold breadlines while she pampered herself in the Governor’s mansion, buying booze, Wagyu beef. The ad also went after her expensive shopping trip for jewelry at a shuttered Albuquerque jewelry store. Gov. Lujan Grisham also spent big taxpayer bucks on her dog, with $800 expenses to clean carpets and even purchase a new doggy door–all at New Mexicans’ expense.

At one point in the ad, a narrator says, “You stepped up and made hard sacrifices when asked, but what about Michelle Lujan Grisham?” 

The Governor is likely not going to take too kindly to the truth-filled ad, which directly calls her out for her pandemic hypocrisy of living the high life (off the taxpayers) while New Mexicans starve. 

“Families are in serious need, the state coffers are bare, and people have sacrificed their freedoms as the pandemic rolls on,” Will Reinert, a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association wrote in a statement. “However, nothing is stopping Lujan Grisham from using state funds to fuel her lavish lifestyle or from making exceptions to the rules for herself. Wagyu beef, Crown Royal, taxpayer money, lockdown carveouts, just add Governor Lujan Grisham, and you have a recipe for terrible leadership.”

WATCH:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Committees to consider anti-life, anti-police, anti-gun bills Monday

Today, big hearings are happening in the New Mexico House of Representatives and the New Mexico Senate, and your voice is requested to be there to stand up for your rights. All the information on these critical bills and hearings is below:

SENATE HEALTH AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Chair – 1/2 hour after floor session

H.B. 47 ELIZABETH WHITEFIELD END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS ACT by Rep. Deb Armstrong (D-Bernalillo) aims to push lethal drugs on patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness – BAD

Read an in-depth summary of what the anti-life bill does here

The deadline to sign up to testify has passed, however, members of the public can still join the Zoom call here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89738905182 // Meeting ID: 897 3890 5182 // One tap mobile +13462487799,,89738905182# // Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799 

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
GAIL CHASEY, CHAIR Monday, March 1, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. 

H.B. 156 SEX CRIMES BY PEACE OFFICERS by Rep. Brittney Barreras (D-Bernalillo) and Rep. Roger Montoya (-Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba & San Miguel) is a repetitive bill that seeks to duplicate laws that are already on the books barring law enforcers from sexual crimes. The bill maligns police as “rapists” and tries to erode public confidence in law enforcement – BAD 

Read an in-depth summary of what the anti-police does here. 

You can testify via Zoom with the below call information:

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89543370073 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,89543370073# or +12532158782,,89543370073#

US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 895 4337 0073

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
PATRICIA A. LUNDSTROM, CHAIR Monday, March 1, 2021 – 1:30 p.m.

H.B. 102 VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM ACT by Rep. Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo) is a taxpayer funds giveaway to anti-gun organizations – BAD

According to the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, “This bill would also create a new government committee, ‘The Firearm Injury and Death Review Committee,’ which would be appointed and run by the New Mexico Department of Health. No members of the public would be a part of the new committee, the only member who would even be required to have an understanding of the operation of a firearm is the lone law-enforcement officer member. This committee would be given a budget of $10,000,000 – of your tax funds – a large part of which would go to ‘community-based’ organizations, a euphemism for anti-gun groups.” 

You can testify via Zoom with the below call information:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83259875754 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +12532158782,,83259875754# or +13462487799,,83259875754# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 832 5987 5754

Leftist bill demonizing law enforcers as ‘rapists’ to be heard in House committee Monday

On Monday, March 1, 2020, a useless anti-police bill, H.B. 156, sponsored by Reps. Brittney Barreras (D-Bernalillo) and Roger Montoya (D-Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba & San Miguel), seeks criminal penalties for law enforcers who commit sexual crimes, which is already on the books in state statute. Nonetheless, liberals are trying to ram through the bill to malign the reputation of law enforcers.  

This bill is duplicative of state law that is already on the books, as reported in the fiscal impact report, which “notes that the bill is similar to the existing second-degree felony for criminal sexual penetration against an inmate when the perpetrator is a corrections officer or other person in a position of authority over the inmate. See NMSA 1978, 30-9-11(E)(2).” 

The “expert witness” the Alexandria Taylor of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs insinuated that only officers who commit rape are opposed to the bill, which shows the intent of this legislation: to demonize men and women in law enforcement by calling them “rapists” if they do not support a bill that is duplicative of what is already state law.

Taylor said, “I have had conversions with law enforcement officers about this bill. And those who I spoke with, who are not harming members of the public, did not have an issue with this bill because they are not raping members of the public that they are charged with protecting.” 

Law enforcers take grace offense to Taylor’s  vile comments, with Aaron Velarde, President of the Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriffs Association, releasing the following statement: 

“The fact that Ms. Taylor made the inference that individuals in law enforcement cannot oppose legislation without being guilty of sexual assault is not only offensive but dangerous. I don’t think law enforcement is opposed to House Bill 156, we are simply stating that it is unnecessary because there are already laws on the books that address instances of sexual misconduct by officials in positions of authority, which includes law enforcement officers. 

It appears that Ms. Taylor is using hateful and vile rhetoric to demonize or incite violence against police officers who risk their lives every day to protect our communities just to further a political agenda. It’s dangerous enough being a law enforcement officer in this state without political activists using inflammatory rhetoric to mislead the public. This behavior is disgusting and shouldn’t be tolerated. I feel Ms. Taylor owes the men and women of the law enforcement community an apology for her slanderous statements.”

Leftists horrified and on the defensive because of Taylor’s despicable comment, decided to flip the story and claim Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Bernalillo, Sandoval & Santa Fe) was a “racist” for taking offense to Taylor calling police officers who don’t support the bill “rapists.” They claimed this merely because Alexandria Taylor is Black. Anti-police hate group ProgressNow NM, funded by George Soros, has launched a campaign to try and demonize Rep. Lord because she stood up for law enforcers.  

Rep. Lord fought back against the unfounded claims of racism, saying, “At the end of the day, these activists are attacking me for defending law enforcement officials from the slander and attacks that they continuously have to endure. When our law enforcement is unjustly slandered, our communities suffer. I will proudly continue to stand up for ALL my constituents’ rights, including those in law enforcement.” 

This bill is not as much about protecting victims of rape as it is about building public opinion against and demonizing law enforcers who keep us safe every day in our communities. Help fight back against anti-police extremism by testifying against this horrible bill, which turns heroic law enforcers into villains.

How to testify and information:

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
GAIL CHASEY, CHAIR – Monday, March 1, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. – Zoom

Contact House Judiciary Committee members here.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89543370073  Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,89543370073# or +12532158782,,89543370073# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 895 4337 0073 

URGENT ALERT: Sign up to testify against anti-life assisted suicide via lethal drugs bill on Monday

On Monday, the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee will consider the radical anti-life H.B. 47 or “ELIZABETH WHITEFIELD END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS ACT” Monday, March 1, 2021 after the floor session happens. 

The bill seeks to further normalize a culture of death in New Mexico by letting medical professionals prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness that could take their lives anytime up to six months.

H.B. 47, which devalues human life and dangerously violates ethical codes in medicine, is sponsored by anti-life extremist Rep. Deborah Armstrong (D-Bernalillo) and a few other partisan Democrats in the Legislature. 

The American Medical Association (AMA) itself decries assisted suicide as an affront to the practice of medicine. According to the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics Medical Opinion 5.7

“Physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.” 

“Instead of engaging in assisted suicide, physicians must aggressively respond to the needs of patients at the end of life. Physicians:

Should not abandon a patient once it is determined that cure is impossible.

Must respect patient autonomy.

Must provide good communication and emotional support.

Must provide appropriate comfort care and adequate pain control.

In Oregon and California–states that allow assisted suicide–patients have been denied payment for treatments to save their lives, but have been told that less-costly lethal drugs would be covered. Assisted suicide creates a strong economic incentive to deny treatment, which is the antithesis of the above medical ethics mandate from the AMA to provide appropriate comfort care and adequate pain control. 

According to official numbers from Oregon, suicide in the general population in the state is 40% above the national average during the 20 year period that Oregon has had legal assisted suicide. 

In July, it was reported that New Mexico’s suicide rate was the highest in the nation. This bill would further encourage suicide as a socially acceptable alternative to life–a dangerous mindset to place in the minds of people young and old living in our state. By embracing more death and treating people who have a terminal illness as expendable, New Mexico would be dehumanizing individuals and treating them as a burden. 

In Canada, where assisted suicide is legal for the ill and the elderly, they are now trying to force through assisted suicide for people who have disabilities, claiming it will save health care costs (as the country has a socialized medicine system). They are threatening patients, such as a man named Roger Foley, who has cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition, giving him only two options: pay $1,800 per day to remain in a hospital after he was mistreated at a government-assigned agency home care center, or kill himself with life-ending drugs. The legalization of H.B. 47 would usher in the so-called “progressive” policies of Canada, ultimately leading to disabled people being included in future bills to kill themselves because they are given impossible choices such as the one Mr. Foley had.

Also, the unsafe life-ending drugs used in the killing of these terminally ill patients would force patients to agree to the below statement that they understand it could take longer than three hours of excruciating pain for them to finally be poisoned to death:

“I understand the full import of this request, and I expect to die if I self-administer the medical aid in dying medication prescribed. I further understand that although most deaths occur within three hours, my death may take longer.” 

As Charlie Camosy, a bioethics professor in the theology department of Fordham University in New York said, “A medical system that kills is no longer recognizable as healing and caring.”

ACTION ALERT: 

H.B. 47 will be heard on Monday. However, the committee requires people to sign up 24 hours in advance to testify. Please sign up to testify using the link in the below button by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, February 28, 2021). Your help in defeating this bill will mean the difference between a culture of life or a culture of careless death in New Mexico. We should champion policies that promote life for all people in New Mexico, from conception to natural death. This bill corrodes the distinct and inherent value of every New Mexican’s life. NO HUMAN LIFE IN NEW MEXICO IS A BURDEN–PERIOD. Contact the committee members by finding their names here.

If the button does not work, you can sign up via this link: https://ggle.io/3pe5.

Senate committee advances anti-police bill that could bankrupt local governments

On Friday, the New Mexico Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee voted to pass the anti-law enforcement H.B. 4, which passed on a partisan vote of 5-3. The bill would open local governments into bankrupting civil rights claims in state court, remove “qualified immunity,” and put a target on law enforcers’ backs.

During the hearing, bill sponsor House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) spoke down to New Mexicans and critics of the bill, accusing them of “conflating” tort claims and civil rights claims while bashing attorney Grace Philips of the New Mexico Association of Counties, claiming her very real arguments about localities and law enforcements being hurt by the bill were “hollow.” 

During public testimony, many law enforcers, law enforcement advocates, and representatives from small counties spoke out against the extreme anti-police bill, which would put targets on the backs of law enforcers and bankrupt local governments by forcing civil litigation into state courts while adding no protections for the counties. 

Detective Shaun Willoughby of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association said during public testimony, “This particular bill takes away our ability. This is basically a tax increase. We are taxing the public all over the state of New Mexico. Hurting budgets that can be used for training on the mental health, can be used for resources and social programs in the poorest state in the nation.” 

“It is alarming to me that during COVID–during the most unprecedented in modern history that anybody can remember where businesses are closing, we’ve been on lockdowns, people are out of work, and the poorest state becomes poorer, we choose now to attack the budgets of every single municipality to include the State of New Mexico who are going to be inundated with frivolous lawsuits,” Willoughby said. 

“This does nothing for accountability. This does nothing for meaningful reform. Reform is something you do with your law enforcement agencies, not to.”  

Proponents of the police-attacking bill came sponsored by dark money groups like billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s “Moms Demand Action,” the Soros-funded “Sierra Club,” and “Equality New Mexico.” These groups’ supporters claimed H.B. 4 was a necessary reform for civil rights while not addressing how it would cripple local municipalities’ budgets, open these localities to million-dollar frivolous lawsuits, and put targets on peace officers’ backs. Below are examples of people who testified against the bill. NOTE: Their names and faces have been blurred out to protect their identities.

Sen. David Gallegos asked Egolf about this act making localities uninsurable due to the expected high payouts by local governments with the implementation of the act. Egolf responded, “I do not believe that this will make any entity in government, especially with the amendment adopted earlier, I don’t think this will make them at risk of being uninsurable.” 

Sen. Stuart Ingle (D-Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Lea, and Roosevelt) made a closing comment on the bill, saying, “I visualize this as something that’s going to be unbelievably damaging to the outlook of New Mexico and when we try to recruit businesses and things to come in here when we pass things like this, it sends a very, very dark message as to where New Mexico is headed.” 

H.B. 4 now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it will be considered before being voted on the Senate floor. 

Egolf has been criticized for sponsoring the bill, as it would directly benefit his private law practice, which is 60% civil litigation and claims. His unethical sponsorship of the bill led a prominent retired judge to file an ethics complaint against Egolf. He had his lawyer file a motion to dismiss the ethics complaint, as reported on Friday. During House consideration of H.B. 4, Egolf voted against an amendment proposed by Rep. T. Ryan Lane (R-San Juan) to bar legislators from financially benefiting from the bill.

As Gov. MLG signs abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill, she decries ‘dehumanization’

On Friday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that she had signed the radical abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bill, S.B. 10, which the House of Representatives passed last week stripping away all protections for women, babies in the womb, and medical professionals.

In a condescending quote, Lujan Grisham said, “A woman has the right to make decisions about her own body,” adding, “Anyone who seeks to violate bodily integrity, or to criminalize womanhood, is in the business of dehumanization. New Mexico is not in that business – not any more. Our state statutes now reflect this inviolable recognition of humanity and dignity. I am incredibly grateful to the tireless advocates and legislators who fought through relentless misinformation and fear-mongering to make this day a reality. Equality for all, equal justice and equal treatment – that’s the standard. And I’m proud to lead a state that today moved one step closer to that standard.” 

Notice she claims pro-lifers are “violat[ing] bodily autonomy” (wrong), “criminaliz[ing] womanhood” (wrong), and are “in the business of dehumanization.” 

The false and ironic rhetoric from the Governor comes as she just signed a bill allowing late-term abortionists to rip infants limb from limb just moments before birth, not to mention infanticide–killing infants AFTER birth, which is already occurring in New Mexico. 

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Linda Lopez (D-Bernalillo), who refused to defend her bill on the Senate floor, said, “Thank you to Governor Lujan Grisham for signing this legislation, thank you to every one of my fellow bill sponsors and community advocates, and thank you to all of the voters of New Mexico who made your voices heard in the last election. Abortion is a personal health care decision. We can hold our own moral values on abortion and still trust individuals to make their own reproductive health care decisions.”

Previously, the 2019 version of the bill, H.B. 51 died in the New Mexico Senate after pro-life Democrats rejected the extreme bill. Out of spite, Lujan Grisham put her entire political machine into primary challengers to destroy these pro-life Democrats in the 2020 election. One of these pro-life Democrats, Sen. Carlos Cisneros passed away before the election.

Now, Democrats are looking to ram through another extreme anti-life bill, assisted suicide H.B. 47, which passed the House of Representatives with one Republican, Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia), joining Democrats to help pass it through the chamber. Its next step is the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Scroll to Top