Responding to anti-abortion laws in neighboring states, New Mexico lawmakers adopt proposal intended to protect health care providers

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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SANTA FE — Legislators pushed forward Friday with a plan to shield doctors and nurses in New Mexico from out-of-state investigations targeting reproductive and gender-affirming care — part of a broader policy package intended to reinforce abortion rights. The proposal, Senate Bill 13, won approval 38-30 in the state House, sending it on to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who has made defending abortion rights a centerpiece of her administration. It codifies an executive order issued by Lujan Grisham in June 2022, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court...

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