Albuquerque Fighting For the Lives of Its Young – Very, Very Young

Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave:
Vice President for Government Affairs
Susan B. Anthony List

In Albuquerque, for the first time in our nation’s history, voters – not the legislature, not the courts – will decide if we should end barbaric late abortions going into the sixth month of pregnancy.

The procedure used for a late abortion at this stage, a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) is simply brutal – just ask Dr. Anthony Levantino. He is a former abortionist, turned pro-life doctor who testified before Congress this year in support of the House bill to end abortion after 20 weeks (which thankfully passed over the summer). In his testimony, he described the procedure in heartbreaking, stomach-churning detail:

“With suction complete, look for your Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At the business end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ of an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go. A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can…Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg…”

This is what we are fighting to end.

voting “Yes” Will stop Late -term Abortions

By the Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan / Archbishop of Santa Fe | 8 hours ago
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe congratulates the grass root efforts of so many to place a late-term abortion ban on the ballot of the city of Albuquerque. This achievement demonstrates the people’s will to defend life.

As archbishop of Santa Fe, I encourage all the people of Albuquerque to support the proposed ordinance to ban late-term abortion after the 20th week.

Even some pro-abortion people will vote for the ban after 20 weeks because they don’t want babies to suffer pain. These babies are able to feel pain and suffer greatly when aborted.

The campaign to pass this proposal will bear much fruit.

First, if the ordinance passes, it will protect children.

Some people say that the ban is unconstitutional and will be thrown out. But we will make a strong case that it is constitutional.

Even if it is eventually thrown out, some babies will have been saved.

Second, the energy, time and resources dedicated to the campaign will educate the public.

I daily meet people who are shocked to know that New Mexico permits late-term abortion. The public will be educated as to the reality of what is happening in our state.

New Mexico now attracts those seeking late-term abortions from around the country because of the lack of laws.

During this campaign, many people will learn the immorality of abortion and some children’s lives will be saved by the education of their parents’ thinking.

I hope the State Legislature will pass a statewide bill banning late-term abortion, given the support in Albuquerque.

I voted at an early voting place in Taylor Ranch.

The ballot is a bit confusing, as it isn’t so clear to those of us without a legal background. But it is a ban on late-term abortion, and so those against such abortions should vote “yes” on the ballot.

Please join me in supporting this effort with energy, time and resources.

Together we can get out the vote on Nov. 19 and succeed in banning late-term abortion in our city.