State of New Mexico secondary Archives: on Abortion


Ben Ray Lujan: NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record

NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortion rights has endorsed Luj n. "NARAL is proud to endorse Congressman Luj n, a staunch advocate for reproductive freedom who for a decade has demonstrated his commitment to fighting for women and families in Congress," NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said. NARAL said Luj n has consistently a 100% score in the Congressional Record on choice.
Source: NARAL on 2020 New Mexico Senate endorsements

Bob Walsh: Right to privacy including all medical treatments

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

A: We all have equal birthrights. Your birthright includes a right to privacy, not because of where you were born, but because you are human and all humans have that birthright. Your right of privacy covers your medical records, including conversations with and treatments by your medical provider. If anyone is required to disclose that information, then no one has a right to privacy, and your medical records become public information. If the right to privacy is secured, then abortion may not be disclosed, and a ban on abortion is not enforceable in any straightforward manner. I support all efforts to reduce the frequency of abortion, including advocacy of abstinence, private distribution of contraceptives, promotion of adoption, and private support of young mothers.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 New Mexico Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Ben Ray Lujan: Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned

A moderator pressed the candidates on whether they support overturning Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that established abortion rights nationwide. Ronchetti said "it's a very difficult question to answer only because you don't know what the case will be." Luj n said the Roe v. Wade decision is "the law of the land and should not be overturned."
Source: Franklin IN Daily Journal on 2020 New Mexico Senate debate Oct 6, 2020

Mark Ronchetti: Unborn babies just happen to be living inside their mother

Mark believes life is a gift from God and every person has dignity and worth. Life should be protected--at all stages. With respect to abortion, he is strongly pro-life. Mark is appalled by the insistence of so many on the left that abortion should be allowed up to the very point of birth. He believes unborn babies have souls, can feel emotions, and are every bit a human being; they just happen to be living inside their mother.
Source: 2020 New Mexico Senate campaign website MarkRonchetti.com Aug 30, 2020

Mark Ronchetti: Oppose late term abortion, support ban on federal funding

I absolutely oppose late term abortions. The fact that New Mexico is one of the late term abortion capitals of the country is a tragedy. I do not believe federal funds should be used to fund abortion. I support the Hyde Amendment which is currently the law of the land.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2020 New Mexico Senate race Aug 26, 2020

Ben Ray Lujan: Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal

Abortion is a key part of women's health, equality, and economic security. But politicians continue to pass laws with the goal of making it more difficult--if not impossible--for women to get an abortion. We need to protect women's health and ensure that abortion remains safe and legal. Medical decisions should be made by patients and doctors, not politicians.
Source: 2020 New Mexico Senate campaign website BenRayLujan .com Jul 8, 2020

Gavin Clarkson: Ban late-term abortions; no tax dollars to fund abortions

I support banning late-term abortions. Tax dollars should never be used to fund abortions. My pro-life activism started in high school. While in grad school at Harvard, I chaired a Christian abortion alternative center empowering young women to make the choice for life regardless of personal, family, or financial circumstances.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2020 New Mexico Senate race Jun 14, 2020

Bob Walsh: Supports a woman's unrestricted right

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: Strongly support

Source: OnTheIssues interview for 2020 New Mexico race May 1, 2020

Mark Ronchetti: No federal funding for abortion

I strongly oppose late-term abortions, and the fact my opponent support abortion up to the point of birth is horrifying. I do not believe federal funds should be used to fund abortion. I support the Hyde Amendment which is currently the law of the land.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2020 New Mexico Senate race Jan 7, 2020

Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Repeal outdated criminal abortion laws

And let us show the women of this state that we will not allow faraway federal judges to determine autonomy over their bodies. The old criminal abortion law of this state, one of only nine left in the country, must go. Bring me that bill. I will sign it.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Mexico legislature Jan 15, 2019

Gavin Clarkson: Oppose taxpayer funded abortions, & Planned Parenthood

Q: Do you favor or oppose limits on late-term abortion, and do you believe tax dollars should or should not be used to fund abortions?

A: I oppose partial birth abortion, taxpayer funded abortions, and would vote to cut off any and all funding for Planned Parenthood. I will advocate for legislation that protects the unborn at all ages and stages of life, including fetal pain legislation and significant restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks.

Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Mexico Senate race Nov 1, 2018

Gary Johnson: Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Martin Heinrich (D): Legal. Safe & legal without restrictions.

Gary Johnson (L): Legal. Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.

Mick Rich (R): Ban. Life begins at conception.

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion healthcare?

Martin Heinrich (D): Yes. "1 in 5 women has relied on for. birth control & lifesaving cancer treatments."

Gary Johnson (L): Unclear. But supports across-the-board federal

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Martin Heinrich: Legal without restrictions, including Planned Parenthood

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Martin Heinrich (D): Legal. Safe & legal without restrictions.

Gary Johnson (L): Legal. Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.

Mick Rich (R): Ban. Life begins at conception.

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion healthcare?

Martin Heinrich (D): Yes. "1 in 5 women has relied on for. birth control & lifesaving cancer treatments."

Gary Johnson (L): Unclear. But supports across-the-board federal

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Support Planned Parenthood; support employer contraceptives

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): Legal. Opposed bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks unless women's life was at risk or pregnancy was from rape or incest.

Steve Pearce (R): Ban. Voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks unless women's life was at risk or pregnancy was from rape or incest.

Q: Contraception: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if they disagree with it morally?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): No. Access to free contraception essential "regardless of employer's religious beliefs."

Steve Pearce (R): Yes. "This is not an issue of birth control, it's an issue of government control."

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): Yes. Values their preventive care.

Steve Pearce (R): No. Willing to shut down government to stop any public funding of them.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Mick Rich: Life begins at conception; de-fund Planned Parenthood

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Martin Heinrich (D): Legal. Safe & legal without restrictions.

Gary Johnson (L): Legal. Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.

Mick Rich (R): Ban. Life begins at conception.

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion healthcare?

Martin Heinrich (D): Yes. "1 in 5 women has relied on for. birth control & lifesaving cancer treatments."

Gary Johnson (L): Unclear. But supports across-the-board federal

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Steve Pearce: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): Legal. Opposed bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks unless women's life was at risk or pregnancy was from rape or incest.

Steve Pearce (R): Ban. Voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks unless women's life was at risk or pregnancy was from rape or incest.

Q: Contraception: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if they disagree with it morally?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): No. Access to free contraception essential "regardless of employer's religious beliefs."

Steve Pearce (R): Yes. "This is not an issue of birth control, it's an issue of government control."

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): Yes. Values their preventive care.

Steve Pearce (R): No. Willing to shut down government to stop any public funding of them.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Mick Rich: Sees abortion as a divisive tragedy that must be stopped

The right to life is the civil rights issue of our time. We must protect the unborn and their mothers, the elderly, people with disabilities and terminal diseases, and other rejected and threatened members of society. Mick believes that life begins at conception, and that abortion harms everyone touched by it. It rips the moral fabric of our nation. We must end this divisive national tragedy as soon as possible, so that once again, America can serve as a beacon of human rights around the world.
Source: 2018 New Mexico campaign website MickRichForSenate.com Jan 18, 2018

Mick Rich: Abortion rips the moral fabric of our nation

The right to life is the civil rights issue of our time. We must protect the unborn and their mothers, the elderly, people with disabilities and terminal diseases, and other rejected and threatened members of society. Mick believes that life begins at conception, and that abortion harms everyone touched by it. It rips the moral fabric of our nation. We must end this divisive national tragedy as soon as possible, so that once again, America can serve as a beacon of human rights around the world.
Source: 2018 New Mexico Senate website MickRichForSenate.com Aug 8, 2017

Joe Cervantes: Fund abortion organizations; some parental notification

Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: Pro-choice.

Q: Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?

A: No.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?

A: No.

Cervantes adds, "Regarding parental notification issue my position depends on the specifics of the proposed legislation, age of minor, and constitutional safeguards."

Source: New Mexico 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

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