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November 18, 2022

New Mexico Localities Move to Prohibit Abortions

While abortion remains legal in New Mexico, on November 15, the Roosevelt County Commissioners discussed the possibility of using a Land Use Moratorium Ordinance to prohibit facilities in the county from terminating pregnancies.  This follows on the heels of other efforts to prohibit abortion at the local level.  Earlier this month, the City of Hobbs, New Mexico passed an ordinance to inhibit abortion clinics from operating within the city limits by invoking an old federal law prohibiting abortion medications or supplies from being sent by mail.  The City of Clovis proposed a similar ordinance last month, but has delayed acting on it.  These ordinances do not change state law regarding abortion. 

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