On Wednesday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced during a press conference that she will be signing an executive order pledging $10 million to build a state-funded abortion mill in Doña Ana County. This would come from 2023 capital outlay funds if she gets re-elected in November.
“This is a state that will stand against any attempts to remove or eviscerate women’s constitutional rights,” claimed Lujan Grisham, despite the U.S. Supreme Court affirming that there is no constitutional right to kill a child in the womb.
Pro-lifers quickly responded to Lujan Grisham’s extreme use of taxpayer funds on a live stream held by Southwest Coalition for Life.
Attorney Mike Seibel of Abortion on Trial said, “This is a complete diversion to provide New Mexico as the back-alley abortion clinic for Texas.”
Southwest Coalition for Life wrote in a press release, “New Mexico women have one of the lowest rates of abortion, and according to statistics from the New Mexico Department of Health, 80% of abortions in New Mexico happen in Albuquerque, meaning less than 500 women from Doña Ana County are seeking abortions each year.”
“Considering the influx of private abortion business already flocking to Las Cruces, there is no other reason for the governor to spend $10 million on what will now be a fifth abortion center in Doña Ana County unless she is specifically targeting Texas women in the county that borders El Paso, Texas.”
State Sen. David Gallegos (R-Eunice) said during the live stream, “This will be done in Senate Finance and House appropriations. What we need to start doing is contacting our state legislators and letting them know that this is unacceptable. We need to put a stop to this.” He added, “If she wants to put something somewhere and say she cares, then why not put this towards the pregnancy centers and maternity homes?”
Seibel encouraged pro-lifers to take action by contacting their local 40 Days for Life group while pointing out, “Just this year, the abortionist Franz Theard in Santa Teresa is up from 140 abortions a month to 260 a month. We’re seeing a doubling of Texas women coming from out of state.”
In July, hundreds of pro-lifers rallied outside an abortion mill soon to open in Las Cruces, where national pro-life leaders joined in standing up for the right to life. These massive numbers of pro-lifers are expected only to multiply as Lujan Grisham continues to assault the right to life in New Mexico.
According to a recent Albuquerque Journal poll, 59 percent of New Mexico voters polled support limits on abortion, putting abortion up-to-birth supporters in the extreme minority with just 35 percent support.
In November, the Governor faces Republican nominee Mark Ronchetti, who has pledged to work across the aisle, if elected, to enact limits on abortions, affirming what the 59 percent of voters agree: Unlimited abortions in New Mexico are out-of-step with the populous.