NM expected to be 'ground zero' for abortion debate

NM expected to be 'ground zero' for abortion debate

NM expected to be 'ground zero' for abortion debate

With the U.S. Supreme Court having overturned Roe v. Wade, a pro-lifer isn't surprised that some abortionists are looking to relocate to her state.

Diane Derzis, owner of the abortion chain Whole Woman's Health, has closed her location in Mississippi, which was the state's lone abortion clinic, after a judge rejected her request to temporarily block a state law that would ban most abortions. Now she is reportedly looking to relocate in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a small town that is about a 50-minute drive from El Paso, which has a population of 680,000.

Elisa Martinez of the New Mexico Alliance for Life is not surprised that Derzis and others are looking for locations in in her state.

Martinez, Elisa (NM Alliance for Life) Martinez

"We already have the largest late-term abortion center in New Mexico that operates without any regulations," she laments regarding Southwestern Women’s Options. "We've tracked over 50 women who have been injured by this one clinic alone, including the death of the late Keisha Atkins, because these procedures are not regulated. They're operating outside of the standard of care."

Martinez submits that abortion lobby is interested in money, not women's health, and making New Mexico the late-term abortion capital of the country was no coincidence.

"What happens is the abortion lobby comes in with all their money and resources and starts to influence our elections," the pro-lifer explains. "I believe New Mexico is going to be ground zero for this national abortion debate."

She adds that the Democratic Party, which has been won over by abortion advocates, has dominated the state's politics for 90 years.