Mark believes this issue should be decided by New Mexico voters in a special election, rather than politicians in Santa Fe.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade and states are now able to regulate abortion. The ruling did not change anything in New Mexico, as abortions are legal at any time in the pregnancy.
To change the law, the Democrat legislature would have to pass a bill that will then need to be signed by the governor. The issue could also be decided by voters through constitutional amendment to the New Mexico state constitution.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken an extreme position that abortions should be legal up to the moment of birth. This has made New Mexico the late-term abortion capital of America. In fact, she recently announced that she will spend $10 million in taxpayer funds to build a new abortion facility in Las Cruces to provide abortions to women from out-of-state. She opposes parental notification laws and believes minors should be able to undergo abortion procedures without parents even knowing about it.
Mark is pro-life, but as governor he will seek a middle ground with our legislature to refer the issue of abortion to the ballot as a constitutional amendment for the voters of New Mexico to decide.
Mark believes permitting abortion up to 15 weeks and in cases involving rape, incest, and when a mother’s life is at risk is a position that most in New Mexico will support regardless of party affiliation. This will end the barbaric practice of late-term abortions. Mark also strongly supports policies that provide support to expectant mothers and their unborn children. And he will always protect access to contraception and healthcare.
Ultimately, Mark believes this issue should be decided by voters in a special election, so that everyone gets a say.