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Protecting Women's Personal Decisions in Albuquerque

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Respect ABQ women_small.pngIn announcing his 20-week abortion ban bill, Sen. Lindsay Graham said, "Nothing bad is going to happen." But we know at least one thing will happen! Women will be robbed of the right to make decisions for themselves. Politicians have no place making decisions for women about why, how or when they have children.

This ban is part of a larger strategy to criminalize abortion. Twelve states have passed similar laws. And for the first time, a city may ban later abortion this month.

Anti-choice extremists aligned with Operation Rescue have moved into Albuquerque to ban abortion. This is the very same group that terrorized Dr. Tiller for years before he was murdered in his church in Wichita. When they arrived in New Mexico, they wasted no time targeting abortion providers outside of their homes for harassment.

When they couldn't stop these providers through intimidation, they moved to the next phase in their plan: passing an abortion ban. Unfortunately, they collected enough signatures, and on November 19, Operation Rescue's dangerous 20-week abortion ban will be on the ballot.

That's why we're fighting back against this dangerous measure on the ground in Albuquerque.

We deployed our staff to join with NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico to call and knock on doors to turn out voters now that early voting is underway.

And in partnership with National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Advocates For Youth, and Young Women United (YWU), a Respect ABQ Women partner, from today through Election Day, we're running radio ads to defeat the ban. Our ads featuring civil rights activist Dolores Huerta who hails from New Mexico, will reach 100,000 people in Albuquerque!

The more people hear this ad, the better chance we'll have of stopping these dangerous attacks on women's reproductive health and freedom in Albuquerque. Listen to our radio ads, and share it with your friends in Albuquerque:

Sponsored by Respect ABQ Women/Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. NARAL Pro-Choice America, 1156 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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