|“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 end of life. Unfortunately, New Mexico is failing every step of the way.
Regrettably, our history with abortion is disenchanting for a place we call the Land of Enchantment. Not only are we a state that boasts of having some of the least restrictions on abortion in the nation, but we have also become an infamous lure for those wishing to terminate pregnancies. In fact, the City of 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.
I’ll never forget the sickening feeling I experienced when the victory of the Texas Heartbeat Act stirred New Mexico leaders to welcome Texas women “with open arms, open hearts, and open health care centers,” boasting about abortion-ready health care and even raising funds to financially support Texas women desiring abortion.
New Mexico leaders celebrated the fact that we are one of only a few remaining states that allow abortion to be performed at any stage during the pregnancy. Yes, any stage, including up to the day of birth. Our current leaders would have you believe that the protection of life is archaic, and in so doing they have instituted a culture of death and applauded themselves for it.
Our states current mentality echoes that of abortionist Curtis Boyd. As the leader of the nation’s largest abortion facility conducting elective abortions through the third trimester, Boyd openly admitted, “Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.”
While the admission is shocking, the reality that abortion kills is not a surprise. 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.”
It’s agreed, abortion kills. And sadly, New Mexico approves.
Friends, this culture of death does not only pertain to our pre-born but also to those with life-threatening disabilities. 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 culture of life 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!