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Gov: NM will not cooperate with other states’ legal actions against people seeking abortions

BY: - June 27, 2022

New Mexico will now offer greater protections for health care providers offering abortion care and to the individuals who need the services, even if they are from out of state.  Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order on Monday expanding protections for frontline abortion services and explained any further action by state leaders will […]

US Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

Most of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate have signed on to a letter to President Joe Biden pressing him to “take immediate action” to protect abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.  The one-page letter, led by Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington […]

NM demonstrators look for next steps in preserving abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

The rains washed over Old Town Albuquerque and brought hundreds of people to Tiguex Park to share anger and grief at federal reproductive rights taken away earlier in the day by a Supreme Court ruling. For some, the event was a place to understand how the court’s ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade ends federal […]

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: - June 27, 2022

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […]

AROUND THE US: State leaders react, mobilize in wake of Supreme Court decision

BY: - June 25, 2022

Reaction was swift across the U.S. Friday as the U.S. Supreme Court erased almost 50 years of abortion law. Here is look at reports from states as reported by independent newsrooms affiliated with States Newsroom: Colorado abortion rights advocates face new, post-Roe reality In a landmark opinion handed down Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court brought an end to […]

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress on Friday cleared the most comprehensive federal gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years, a bipartisan package that will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. In a 65-33  vote, the bill, comprised of eight provisions, passed the U.S. Senate late Thursday. The House on Friday joined, approving the […]

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […]

New Mexico reacts to Supreme Court decision flanked by states poised to outlaw abortion

BY: - June 24, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday morning released its decision reversing a landmark abortion rights ruling and ending nearly 50 years of legality throughout the United States. With the ruling, advocates are shoved further into the fight for reproductive rights, which often seemed tenuous through the decades as state officials rolled out abortion restrictions and presented […]

Congress roiled by U.S. Supreme Court decision revoking abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2022

Republicans in Congress were jubilant at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning decades of precedent to revoke a constitutional right to an abortion, while Democrats were equally despondent about what they called an extremist decision that revoked a long-held right and represented an attack on women’s autonomy. The party-line reaction hints at how lawmakers will […]

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. The decision by five of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to be an […]

Councilors weigh repeal of measure to create city-sanctioned camps for unsheltered people

BY: - June 23, 2022

Albuquerque city councilors are trying to reverse course on an ordinance sanctioning camps for unhoused people that they passed earlier this month. As part of that, they’re postponing decisions on the rules for such camps.  But that might mean the Safe Outdoor Spaces ordinance will become law in early August without guidance or a zoning […]

Access to abortion for members of the military expanded in Pentagon spending bill

BY: - June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops.  The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]