From Operation Rescue
Albuquerque, NM - The first-ever National Strike for Life, held on January 22-23 was an astounding success, especially in New Mexico, where the idea for the two-day strike first originated.
One of the most impressive developments to come out of the event was a dramatic change in heart of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who campaigned as a pro-life supporter, but has been reticent in the past to take any action to make abortion facilities more accountable in her state where clinics have no oversight and abortions are legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
"There are literally no abortion laws in New Mexico. There's no waiting period, no parental notification, and no safety standards or inspections. There's no limits on abortion whatsoever. Because of this 'Wild West' attitude toward abortion, babies are killed in Albuquerque up until the day before birth," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, co-author of the new book, Abortion Free, which describes how to end abortion one community at a time. "Women and babies who should be protected by law are vulnerable prey to unscrupulous abortion mills that exploit the moms and take the lives of their babies for profit. It is only reasonable to call on the Governor for reforms."
Now, a remarkable turn-around has taken place as a result of a year of focused protests culminating in last week's National Strike for Life.
Find out what happened in New Mexico and why it is a big pro-life success!