The City of Albuquerque is already known to be a premier destination for women seeking late-term abortions. However, a soon-to-be-released HBO movie will feature Albuquerque as the next hotspot for the abortion industry’s latest target – underage girls, or as we appropriately call them – children.
“Unpregnant” is scheduled for release on September 10 and has been heralded by one movie writer as “an abortion buddy comedy.” The film tells the story of a high school teenager who discovers she is pregnant. After learning that she cannot have an abortion in her home state of Missouri without her parents’ knowledge and consent, she is referred to Albuquerque, where underage girls can obtain abortions without any parental involvement. From there, she convinces an old friend to take the long road trip with her from Missouri to New Mexico to “get the procedure.”
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a national pro-abortion research and policy organization, New Mexico has some of the fewest abortion protections and restrictions of any state in the country. With no parental involvement requirements for minors, no waiting periods, and no term-limitations, more and more women are crossing state lines and coming to New Mexico to circumvent pro-life laws in other states. AP data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that “at least 276,000 women terminated their pregnancies outside their home state between 2012 and 2017,” and that “New Mexico’s share of abortions performed on women from out of state more than doubled from 11% to roughly 25%” during that period. Recently, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains noted that the Albuquerque Planned Parenthood parking lot is often filled with out-of-state license plates and that they “never turn someone away.”
Tragically, legal, elective abortion up to the moment of birth is nothing new in New Mexico. However, the recent efforts by the abortion industry to target children should have us all fuming. Just last year, Teen Vogue published an article titled, “How to Get an Abortion If You’re a Teen,” and this year, they highlighted the story of a young woman who flew to New Mexico to obtain an abortion when she was almost 7 months pregnant. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood launched an app and chatbot called “Roo” which interacts with children as young as thirteen about birth control and sex. The app has been praised by some as a tool for children to bypass their parents and skirt abstinence-focused education.
At one time, the abortion industry and pro-choice politicians promoted “safe, legal, and rare” abortions. Sadly, rare is no longer part of their pithy slogan or their radical agenda. With overall abortion numbers on the decline, they have turned their attention to indoctrinating children and promoting promiscuity, thereby fostering a new wave of customers to fund their multi-billion-dollar empire.
Shame on HBO. Shame on Teen Vogue. Shame on the abortion industry. And shame on us for allowing our state to become a bastion for their barbaric and cunning practices. I hope you will join me and other pro-life leaders in boldly proclaiming this year, “enough is enough.”
This November, all 112 seats in our State Senate and House of Representatives are on the ballot, and for pro-life New Mexicans, the stakes have never been higher. When we ring in 2021, will we face a progressive-dominated legislature that will quickly codify legal, elective abortion up to the moment of birth in state law? Or will we welcome a pro-life legislature that will protect women and children and help foster a culture of life throughout New Mexico? The choice is ours.
In the coming weeks, we will be partnering with our friends at Right to Life Committee of New Mexico to let you know who our pro-life Senate and House candidates are. While we may have many challenges facing our state, no issue is more pressing or morally urgent than the sanctity of human life, and our message this year is simple – “Vote as if life depends on it.”
This November 3rd, #VoteProLife and #SaveLives.