Pro-life pregnancy center to open next to new Las Cruces abortion facility

On Tuesday, pro-lifers from across southern New Mexico gathered at Hillrise Drive in Las Cruces to rally for the protection of human life as a new abortion mill is set to open up in the neighborhood. 

The former Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions, closed down its location in Mississippi and will reopen later this month as “Las Cruces Women’s Health Organization” (LCWHO) in Las Cruces.

Mark Cavaliere, the CEO of the Southwest Coalition for Life, announced at the rally that his organization has leased a building in front of the new surgical abortion center, so the presence there will help save lives from being taken at LCWHO. 

“There is gonna be a lot of work that needs to be done, and we’re gonna need your help,” said Cavaliere.

During the rally, many prominent pro-life speakers from New Mexico and around the country rallied the crowd of hundreds in the parking lot next to the abortion center. 

“We need to do more than we have ever done before, and we need to press forward in this work until no more women cry and no more children die,” said David Bereit, the Founder of 40 Days for Life.

Other speakers included Mike Seibel, an attorney with the group Abortion on Trial, Terri Herring, the president of Choose Life in Jackson, Mississippi, state Sen. David Gallegos (R-Eunice), Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral rector Fr. Alejandro Reyes, Leah Jacobson of the National Guiding Star Project, Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn founder Mark Lee Dickson, and Dominique Davis, the executive director of the Albuquerque-based Project Defending Life.

“There will be 20 to 30,000 abortions in this state,” following Roe v. Wade’s reversal, said Seibel, referencing that around 5,000 abortions happened in New Mexico in 2020 — a number that is growing. “That is the stinky, dirty legacy that we are going to have. We are going to have the abortion villains from all across this country,” to New Mexico. “It’s our job to say ‘no more to this legacy.’” 

The crowd garnered hundreds of attendees, while a tiny handful of scornful anti-life protesters screamed and yelled but were drowned out by the clapping and booming voices of the pro-life speakers. One male pro-abort yelled things like “hands off my body” but was drowned out and ignored after pro-lifers stood in front of him with signs.

Watch a recorded live stream of the rally here: 


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