New Mexicans will be opening more abortion clinics near state lines

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and other providers could be opening up more brick-and-mortar abortion clinics near New Mexico state lines, one official with PPRM said.

On the heels of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court document this week, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday, effectively immediately, that initiated a Texas-style mechanism to make abortion unobtainable in that state at about six weeks gestation. The law would allow anyone to sue an organization or individual who “aids and abets” a patient receiving an abortion on or about six weeks gestation…

Before the six week ban went into effect on Tuesday, Oklahoma abortion clinics served 45 percent of abortion patients coming from Texas since the beginning of September, Neta Meltzer, director of communications strategy for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, told NM Political Report.

Texas’ six-week gestation law, which made abortion illegal in that state through what some call a “vigilante” style enforcement, went into effect on Sept. 1.Dr. Kristina…

Dr. Kristina Tocce said the fact that Texas has made providing abortion services impossible for patients after more than six weeks in gestation shows that what one state does is not limited to that state alone.

“It’s impacted the entire nation. Every single time a state passes something it affects the entire nation. Every person of reproductive age is affected by these unjust laws,” she said.

The cost of staffing and providing service for citizens from any of the nearby states run by backwards political hacks will be shared beyond our borders. New Mexicans needn’t fear being overwhelmed by costs, public and private. I’m confident people of good will have sufficient consideration at heart to help provide aid to abortion seekers while continuing the good fight inside their own state lines.

6 thoughts on “New Mexicans will be opening more abortion clinics near state lines

  1. Krista Marson says:

    I remember growing up in Wisconsin when the drinking age there was 19. Meanwhile, the drinking age in Illinois was 21. Every weekend, there were fatal drunk driving accidents on the freeway involving people driving back to Chicago from Milwaukee. Eventually, the drinking age was raised to 21 throughout the country. I can’t help but to sense that abortion clinics will (sadly) all eventually go away.

  2. Cassandra says:

    “A Texas Teen-Ager’s Abortion Odyssey : The Heartbeat Act is forcing families to journey to oversubscribed clinics in other states—offering a preview of life in post-Roe America.” (The New Yorker June 20, 2022 issue) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/06/20/a-texas-teen-agers-abortion-odyssey
    “As the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to an abortion, we already have a picture of what the near future might look like: a fourteen-year-old girl from Dallas, travelling seven hundred miles to Santa Teresa, New Mexico, to visit what, post-Roe, could be among the last remaining abortion clinics in the Southwest.
    The report says at the Santa Teresa clinic near El Paso the girl’s appointment to get a sonogram and obtain the five abortion pills would cost the family seven hundred dollars.”

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