New Abortion Clinic Opens Near New Mexico and Texas Borders

Democratic New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham presidential decree On Wednesday, she directed $10 million from her executive funding allocation for Congress in 2023 for a new clinic in Doña Ana County, Texas’ westernmost neighbor.
Abortion is legal in New Mexico, but the neighboring states of Texas and Oklahoma have banned abortions at all stages of pregnancy, with limited exceptions, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1973 ruling. I’m here. Roe v. Wade JudgmentIt argues that the federal constitutional right to abortion no longer exists.

“With more states restricting and banning access to reproductive care, New Mexico will not only protect access to abortion, but will continue to expand and strengthen reproductive health care statewide,” said Lujan Grisham. said in a statement Wednesday.

The executive order also directs state health agencies to develop “blueprints” for using state resources to expand access to abortion in underserved areas. I’m here.

Following this summer’s court decision, Rujan Grisham and other Democratic governors have flexed executive powers to protect and expand access to abortion, and legislative action has been delayed until the summer. I informed my supporters that I was causing

Democratic governors of at least 10 states issued an executive order Due to the influx of out-of-state patients in the state, it is intended to protect abortion providers and patients seeking the procedure.

Lujan Grisham also told state agencies and departments earlier this year to help investigate or prosecute other states facing criminal or civil liability for providing, requesting, obtaining or assisting with abortions. I signed an executive order directing me not to.

The order also authorizes the governor’s office to extradite people to or from New Mexico if they are criminally charged in another state for obtaining, providing, or assisting with a legal abortion in New Mexico. restricts the authority of

Abortion providers in recent months have closed clinics in other states and moved to New Mexico.

The Jackson Organization for Women’s Health, known as the “Pink House,” closed the clinic I moved to Mississippi and moved to a new clinic in Las Cruces, also in Doña Ana County. Whole Woman’s Health, the largest independent abortion provider in Texas, also closed four of her Texas clinics in July and sought a clinic location in a border city in New Mexico.


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