On November 19th, the citizens of Albuquerque will cast their votes on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance which, according to a recent poll, is supported by 54% of the residents of Albuquerque. A grassroots coalition gathered 27,000 signatures in just 20 days to place this ordinance on the ballot.
"While putting forth this ordinance has been a local grass-roots effort, this election has important national implications. We believe that the good people of Albuquerque will rise to the occasion and do the right thing to protect these babies who are just a few short weeks or, in some cases, days from birth," said Tara Shaver, Chairperson of ABQ Voters for Late-Term Abortion Ban.
New Mexico is one of only nine states that allow post-viability abortions. Each week, women come to Albuquerque from all over the world to have abortions in their fifth month of pregnancy and beyond.