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Defeat of Albuquerque abortion ban shows GOP is screwed when it comes to Latin@ vote

Tweet Late last month, voters in Albuquerque New Mexico voted down a municipal ballot measure that would have banned late-term abortions without exception (including incest, fetal abnormalities, rape or threat to the woman’s health). Voter turnout on that day was impressively high for a special election in which parts of the city were voting on nothing but [...]
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Albuquerque vote on 20-week ban could affect late-term abortion access for whole country

TweetTomorrow, Albuquerque, New Mexico residents will vote on a ballot initiative banning abortions after 20 weeks. As you know, 20-week bans have been passed in several states and the House of Representatives, despite the fact that the courts–and, ya know, common sense–suggest that they are clearly unconstitutional (also: really cruel). Anti-choice advocates initially tried unsuccessfully to [...]
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Proposed legislation in New Mexico would imprison rape victims if they get an abortion

TweetFrom the “we can’t make this shit up” files comes a new scary piece of proposed legislation from New Mexico State Rep. Cathrynn Brown. If passed, HB 206, would force women who were enduring rape trials to carry their pregnancies to term. The justification? An abortion would be “tampering with evidence.” As Think Progress notes, reporting [...]
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