With abortion up-to-birth legal in NM, state sees 279% surge in abortions

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the number of abortions in New Mexico has surged, more than tripling, according to a recent study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. 

In New Mexico, abortions are legal up to the date of birth for any reason with no protections whatsoever for mothers, babies, or medical professionals, making the Land of Enchantment the Wild West for abortionists to practice on mostly out-of-state patients.

A substantial portion of this increase stems from a growing influx of Texas-based patients seeking to kill their children through New Mexican abortions. Isaac Maddow-Zimet, a data scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, emphasized the significant rise in abortion-related travel during the first half of the year.

The pro-life laws implemented by various states post-Dobbs have created a new market for abortion tourism in anti-life states like New Mexico.

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According to Maddow-Zimet, approximately three-quarters of abortion patients in New Mexico during the first half of this year originated from states with pro-life laws, reflecting a 279% increase in the state’s abortion rate since 2020.

In addition to the impact of state bans, the surge is attributed to increased support measures such as augmented abortion funds, telehealth options, and other initiatives aimed at facilitating access to the procedure. Maddow-Zimet acknowledged the potential sustainability concerns but highlighted the undeniable help provided to individuals both within and outside their home states.

Interestingly, states like California, New Jersey, or New York, which lack border proximity to states with pro-life laws, witness fewer travelers seeking abortions compared to states like New Mexico. 

A recent study by IZA Institute of Labor Economics revealed that since Dobbs, 32,000 unborn children across the county per year are being saved while there has been an increased birth rate of 2.3 percent. 

“The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization sparked the most profound transformation of the landscape of abortion access in 50 years,” the study reads. “The results indicate that states with abortion bans experienced an average increase in births of 2.3 percent relative to states where abortion was not restricted.”


2 thoughts on “With abortion up-to-birth legal in NM, state sees 279% surge in abortions”

  1. William George Norris

    Yuck. Totally disgusting! The thing that gets me the most is that this witch (MLG) claims to be “Catholic”. If this was a true Catholic state she would be the first to go if she did not repent.

    1. Catholicism doesn’t beat out the underhanded kickbacks feeding her pockets.. She’s no more Catholic than than Billy Graham.

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