Friday evening after another long committee hearing HB390 and HB391 passed the House Judiciary on 7 to 6 votes along party lines.
HB390 would ban abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother. The bill has quite a bit of support across the state of New Mexico. Over the past few weeks Texas abortion activists spoke out against the bill because they’re concerned it would force them to instead travel to California or Colorado for access to late term abortions. New Mexico is one of only a handful of states that does not have a ban on late term abortion.
HB391 would require parental notification before an unimancipated could receive an abortion. The bill, of course offers exceptions in the case of life of the mother and also provides for a path to waive notification through the court system.
The two bills were passed after hours of public testimony and debate. The bill left the committee with two amendments proposed by Rep. Nate Gentry (Republican – Albuquerque).
Here are some tweet highlights from the hearing:
And there you have it! Stay tuned for an update on when HB390 and HB391 are scheduled for a House floor vote!…
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