In a recent Los Angeles Times article written by columnist Mark Z. Barabak, he chides Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham over her failures in office and gives insight from an outsider into why Republicans have a shot at winning back the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion.
In the article, Barabak notes how abortion has become a hot-button issue in New Mexico but how Republican Mark Ronchetti has attempted to put Lujan Grisham on the defense due to her support for abortion up to birth policies.
He writes, “Some of the difficulty is Grisham’s doing, a result of scandals involving her personal use of public funds and a sexual harassment settlement she paid to a former staffer. But much of her vulnerability arises from issues like crime, the economy and Biden’s drag on Democrats across the country.”
According to his column, when trying to get the far-left governor on the record for what restrictions she supports on abortion, he noted, “Asked if the governor favored any limits, a campaign spokeswoman responded with generalities about Grisham’s defense of abortion rights.”
But we know Lujan Grisham’s position is for unlimited abortions for any cases up to the second of birth. She affirmed this by signing a 2021 bill that stripped all abortion limits and protections for mothers, babies, and medical professionals.
She reaffirmed this position when pressed by CNN’s Jake Tapper. She responded to his question of what limits New Mexico has despite national polls showing most Americans back abortion limits, with a defense of her policy.
She said to Tapper, “There are no restrictions. given that we interpret and I agree that, again, per this new Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, is this is a privacy right and a personal decision between a woman and her doctor. and to interfere in any of these medical decisions creates, and it has, unknown, untold reductions in civil liberties for any number of individuals.”
These extreme positions adopted by Lujan Grisham, among other issues, such as the economy, are likely to be her downfall, Barabak predicts.
He concluded his column by writing, “Then Democrats are probably in for the walloping they’re desperate to avoid.”