New Mexico is not only an abortion-supporting state but it known by the pro-life community as the leading state for late-term abortions. Yet there is promising news from Albuquerque, which is sadly known as the go-to destination in the country for late-term abortions.
“We are excited to announce,” says Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico, “that we actually have three of four mayoral candidates, who are running for mayor in the city, sign our pro-life pledge.”
That is a “big deal” for the pro-life community, Shaver says, because of the city’s link with abortion.
Across the country, in Wisconsin, pro-life activists are cheering state lawmakers who have passed several pro-life measures despite opposition from their own governor.
Grace Skogman of Wisconsin Right to Life says one bill is an anti-discrimination measure that defends Down syndrome babies.
“We firmly believe that all children are deserving of protection,” she tells American Family News, “and we know that the rate of abortion for children with a condition such as Down syndrome are heartbreaking.”
Another measure protects children who are born alive during a botched abortion by mandating life-giving care from medical professionals.
Skogman says Wisconsin’s pro-abortion governor, Tony Evers, is expected to veto the pro-life bills but she says state lawmakers are defending life anyway.
Back in New Mexico, Shaver says it is exciting to see Republican candidates defend the pro-life cause, which has not been the case in the past, she says.
“We are seeing the tide shift here,” she insists. “We started seeing that the first election cycle, where up and down the ticket, on the Republican side, all the candidates were talking about their pro-life position.”