New Mexico has a long way to go to be a safer place for the unborn! Currently, the unborn are not recognized as potential victims of homicide or assault, but damage to a pregnancy is considered an additional offenses for sentencing purposes. Furthermore, when a “viable” unborn child is killed due to negligence or a criminal act there are consequences, but a child who survives an abortion is not legally guaranteed medical attention.
What can you do to help? Encourage your legislator to write or sponsor legislation that will recognize unborn children as citizens entitled to equal protection under the law!
Find your legislator here: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislatorsearch.aspx
Also, you can learn more about New Mexico’s position on abortion here: http://www.aul.org/states/new-mexico