Albuquerque Abortion Ban Would Stop Clinic Shooting Babies With Poison

State   Steven Ertelt   Nov 18, 2013   |   12:31PM    Albuquerque, NM

The abortion battle in Albuquerque usually doesn’t reach this kind of national attention-grabbing fever pitch, but resident of New Mexico will head to the polls tomorrow to cast ballots for a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The ban would have far-reaching effects, as it would prohibit abortions at Southwestern Women’s Options, a notorious late-term abortion facility that kills unborn babies by shooting them through the heart with poison.

On eve of an historic election, pro-life leaders from around the nation will join local activists tonight for a press conference concerning the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance that would ban abortions after 20 weeks when pre-born babies are known to feel pain.

Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue is one of the national pro-life activists who will be on-hand, along with Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Mark Harrington of Created Equal, Kristina Garza of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and Brendan O’Morchoe of Students for Life in America.

“Municipal elections rarely garner much attention outside a city, but in this case, it is of national concern because the largest late-term abortion clinic in the nation operates in Albuquerque, drawing customers from every state for abortions halfway through pregnancy and later. The passage of this ordinance will save lives across America,” said Sullenger.

She told LifeNews: “From a political standpoint, there are national implications to this campaign. If the ordinance can win in this blue-state community, it will send a strong message to Washington that the people want and need a similar ban on late-term abortions at the Federal level.”

Mahoney has been walking nine Albuquerque voting districts to encourage votes for the late-term abortion ban.

“On November 19, for the first time in American history, citizens will have the opportunity to vote on banning late-term abortions in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” he said.

He told LifeNews: “This vote, along with other local initiatives, is just another clear example of how the pro-life movement will overturn Roe v. Wade. That is grassroots efforts chipping away at Roe’s foundations until there is nothing left. The new ‘template’ for ending abortion is moving away from Washington, D.C. and federal solutions and focusing on local efforts where our strength and support has always been strongest.”

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“Throughout our history, great social movements have been sustained and carried by prayer. Ending abortion is no different. Through the reach of social media and the Internet, we will be able to enlist hundreds of people from across America to ask God to intervene in this critical vote in Albuquerque and end the violence of abortion in America and restore justice, equality and human rights for all.,” he added.

Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life is also endorsing the ban.

“On Tuesday, November 19, there will be a vote in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to protect children there from the painful dismemberment abortion procedures that are carried out in that city at 20 weeks and beyond (as they are in many other cities as well),” he told LifeNews. “If you know anyone in Albuquerque, urge them to vote on Tuesday to protect children from 20 weeks forward! Ask people on your email list to do the same.”