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Anti-abortion activists take offense to words by McCleskey

Anti-abortion activists take offense to words by McCleskey

Susana Martinez political strategist Jay McCleskey allegedly called pro-life protesters “pieces of shit” after they were protesting in his neighborhood. ProgressNow New Mexico first noticed the claims by Protest ABQ as posted on Facebook. Protest ABQ is run by Bud and Tara Shaver, the couple who spearheaded the push for a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. That put Albuquerque at the forefront of the debate on abortion. The group has been criticized … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque, Featured, Health

The top eight New Mexico political stories of 2013

The top eight New Mexico political stories of 2013

It was an off-year for elections, but that doesn’t mean that 2013 wasn’t a massive year in New Mexico politics. From huge court decisions to become the center of a national debate on abortion and the regular legislative shenanigans, 2013 will be a year that will go down as one of the more memorable. Here are the top stories of 2013 based on my thoughts and informal conversations I’ve had with others throughout the final month of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Site News

Abortion debate may head to legislature, but won’t be center stage

Abortion debate may head to legislature, but won’t be center stage

Coverage of the proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque, which was ultimately defeated, dominated New Mexico’s political landscape for weeks. Now in the wake of the defeat and the knowledge that anti-abortion activists aren’t going anywhere, the question comes, “What’s next?” Anti-abortion activists have made noises of bringing the issue to the state legislature — but they run into a roadblock with the 30-day session. In a 30-day session only budget matters and those put on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, Roundhouse

TV ad on 20-week abortion ban vote up on the air

TV ad on 20-week abortion ban vote up on the air

A group that opposes the proposed 20-week abortion ban that goes to voters in November has a TV ad on the air. The ad depicts a woman who found out the lungs of her fetus deformed and the fetus would be unable to breathe once born. The pregnant woman, already a mother, only found out after an ultrasound performed at 20 weeks. The ad, which the press release announcing the ad says “is aimed at educating voters … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque Elections, Featured, Health

Big name Democrats appear in Dinelli ad

Big name Democrats appear in Dinelli ad

With absentee voting already underway in Albuquerque, Mayoral Candidate Pete Dinelli is enlisting some big name Democrats to appear in his second campaign television spot. New Mexico Telegram was given an early look at the ad. The ad is embedded at the bottom of the post. Former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and even President Barack Obama appear in file clips to talk about raising the minimum … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ad Watch, Albuquerque Elections, Elections, Featured

ABQ mayoral candidates agree anti-abortion protest stepped over the line

ABQ mayoral candidates agree anti-abortion protest stepped over the line

A protest by out-of-state anti-abortion protesters at the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum has united the three Albuquerque mayoral candidates on one point: the museum isn’t the right place for an abortion exhibit. The protest was from a gorup that calls itself “Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.” KOB reported on the initial story of out-of-state teens, from California and Texas, protesting outside the New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum and even entering it and demanding the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque Elections, Elections, Featured, Health

Heh goes after Berry on abortion ban ballot placement

Heh goes after Berry on abortion ban ballot placement

Mayoral candidate Paul Heh is blaming mayor Richard Berry for a late-term abortion ban possibly not making the October ballot. This comes just days after Heh had proposed a “truce” with Berry over the abortion ban issue. The day after Heh’s truce proposal, the Albuquerque Journal reported that the abortion ban could miss the ballot because the city clerk’s office would not be able to certify the signatures in time. From that report by Dan McKay: City Clerk Amy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque Elections, Featured

Heh supports abortion ban initiative

Heh supports abortion ban initiative

Paul Heh supports a ballot initiative that seeks to put a late-term abortion ban into effect in Albuquerque. “I support the democracy of the ‘Unborn Child Protection’ ballot initiative,” Heh said in a statement according to Dan McKay at the Albuquerque Journal. This initiative does not violate a woman’s right to decide or choose; however, it does limit the time to twenty weeks. An abortion after twenty weeks is simply barbaric.” There are questions as to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Albuquerque, Albuquerque Elections, Featured

Rep. Herrell says background check bill “stupid,” still supports controversial abortion bill

Rep. Herrell says background check bill “stupid,” still supports controversial abortion bill

Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Ruidoso, referred to a bill to close the gun show loophole as “stupid” and said that she still supports a controversial bill that many said would originally have criminalized women getting an abortion for a pregnancy that came from rape or incest. Herrell made the comments to the monthly meeting of the Republican Party of Otero County. Herrell was a cosponsor of the original bill that incited a national firestorm over language that the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House, New Mexico Senate, Roundhouse

Doctor cleared by NM Medical Board of gross negligence in late-term abortion case

Doctor cleared by NM Medical Board of gross negligence in late-term abortion case

The New Mexico Medical Board cleared a doctor of a negligence claim in a late-term abortion case. The case was brought by the controversial anti-abortion group Operation Rescue and not the woman who had the medical procedure. The woman from New York had sought the abortion because the fetus had severe brain abnormalities. She is not named since she was not part of the complaint. Instead, Operation Rescue used the 911 tape as their basis for accusing … Read entire article »

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