The New Mexican’s article on abortion and the New Mexico governor’s race, could not better detail the sharp contrast between pro-life Republican nominee for Governor Steve Pearce and presumptive Democratic nominee, pro-abortion – Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Over the past couple years, Congressman Pearce has done well representing not only his district, but listening to voices across the state and taking on issues that matter to all New Mexicans. Just the opposite, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham has basically lived in Washington most of the time since winning the Albuquerque congressional seat, with the goal of seeking higher office and, now it seems, running for Governor so that the Lujan family once again controls the state.
While Pearce has supported the congressional investigation into the University of New Mexico and their relationship with a neighboring late-term abortion center Southwestern Women’s Options, Lujan Grisham (who represents UNM’s congressional district) is tone-deaf and ignores the scandal completely.
In a state where religious faith influences is a high priority in the lives of everyday New Mexicans, it could really hurt Lujan Grisham if messaging were to get out that she’s not only pro-abortion, but her agenda includes making abortion an even bigger enterprise in New Mexico, where we already have the most lenient abortion laws in the country.
As a matter of fact, after receiving a Planned Parenthood endorsement, Lujan Grisham stated, “I’ll be a governor that works to expand access to family planning and birth control, protect reproductive rights and prevent government from interfering in women’s personal decisions about their bodies and their lives.” That should be pretty troubling, considering we are the abortion capitol of the nation and the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, lists New Mexico as a state with extremely lax laws.
The contrast could not be clearer and conservatives– both Republican and Democratic– need to get behind Pearce for Governor. He will not only represent our values, he’s proven he’s willing to take up the torch for all New Mexicans, not just those in his district.