“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” –Psalm 139:13-14
Welcome to the conclusion of our four-part series highlighting our vision – a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.
At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we believe that life is a precious gift from God and that it should be protected from fertilization to natural death. Unfortunately, this is not the case in New Mexico, particularly when it comes to offering protection to the most vulnerable among us: our preborn children.
Regrettably, the Land of Enchantment’s history with abortion is anything but enchanting. As a state that frequently boasts of having some of the least restrictions on abortion in the nation, we have become an infamous lure for those wishing to terminate pregnancies. In fact, Albuquerque is often heralded as the “Late-Term Abortion Capital of the Country” for attracting women who cannot legally have late-term abortions in other states.
DID YOU KNOW that New Mexico is one of only a few remaining states that allow abortion to be performed at any stage during the pregnancy? That’s right, folks. In New Mexico, a preborn child can be aborted up to the day of birth, and it’s happening in our own backyard.
Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, led by abortionist Curtis Boyd, is the nation’s largest abortion facility conducting elective abortions through the third trimester. In 2009, Boyd gave a startling television interview in which he openly provided the following admission regarding his practice: “Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.”
Boyd simply shed light on what we already know to be true in light of Scripture and science. Even liberal comedian Bill Maher would agree. In Maher’s words, “You don’t have to be religious to be against abortion. I mean you see the little picture of the kid in there. At some point… it is kind of wrong to kill it.”
This may be the only time I agree with both Boyd and Maher. We agree that abortion kills.
And sadly, New Mexico approves.
Friends – it is time to restore a culture of life in our state! Every person has been created in the Image of God as a unique and priceless being with inherent dignity and rights – chief among them, the right to live! This includes those with terminal diagnoses and those with disabilities; the preborn and those facing the end of life; and those at every age, status or capability in between.
Our vision is a New Mexico where life is cherished, and we want you to join us in this effort! Daniel 11:32 says, “…the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” Simply put, it’s not enough to stand for what we believe – we must also act. At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we call this “unleashing citizenship,” and we are counting on your help to unleash a movement of change across our state. I know we can count on your prayers. Can we count on your support as well?
Together, let’s turn New Mexico around for the glory of our God!
President and Executive Director