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New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of state abortion ban

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The Associated Press
November 19, 2018 06:12 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to end a decades-old ban on abortion that came before the landmark Supreme Court case.

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State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said last week that removes the state's criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide.

She says her cause has taken on new urgency with the addition of Republican-appointed justices under President Donald Trump.

A 1960s-era New Mexico's law makes it a felony for an abortion provider to terminate a pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, birth defects and serious threats to a woman's health.

The revived proposal has the public support of Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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