A New Mexico town recently joined a growing movement of local governments that are passing measures to support unborn babies’ right to life.
On Tuesday, the Kirtland Town Council voted to take a stand for life when it passed “A Resolution In Support of the Unborn,” the Albuquerque Journal reports.
Mayor Mark Duncan proposed the measure partly in response to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who supports abortion on demand, according to the report. Earlier this year, Grisham joined abortion activists in lobbying for a radical pro-abortion bill that would have allowed abortions for basically any reason up to birth in New Mexico. It narrowly failed to pass the state legislature in March.
“I need to be on the right side,” Duncan said. “And every unborn child has the right to be born.”
The Kirtland resolution is a statement. It does not have legal weight, but it does send a message to state and federal lawmakers about their constituents’ priorities.
Duncan said their resolution is similar to one that the Roswell City Council passed earlier this year. The Roswell resolution states that “innocent human life” deserves to be protected, and “life” is the “first declared right” in the Declaration of Independence. It supports “adoption as an alternative to abortion,” as well as resources to “ease the burden of adoption.”
Meanwhile, several Texas towns have passed pro-life ordinances to protect unborn babies from abortion this year. Many of the ordinances prohibit abortions and ban abortion facilities from opening in their towns.
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These pro-life measures come in response to abortion activists’ increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda. All of the top Democratic presidential candidates support forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and oppose minor, common sense restrictions on abortions after viability. Many of them also voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.
Several states passed pro-abortion laws this year to allow viable, late-term unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth. They are New York, Illinois, Vermont and Rhode Island.
In May, the Riverton City Council in Utah passed a similar resolution, declaring the city a “sanctuary for the unborn.” In June, the Utah County Commission unanimously voted in favor of a resolution supporting protections for unborn babies. The town council in Highland, Utah and the city of Springdale, Arkansas also approved pro-life resolutions this summer.