New Mexico Democrats fight town’s abortion ban

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By Andrew Hay (Reuters) – New Mexico towns would be prohibited from restricting access to abortion under legislation proposed on Friday by Democratic lawmakers in a state where the procedure remains legal after Roe v. Wade was struck down. The move comes after a New Mexico town near the Texas border passed an ordinance designed to ban abortions as part of a national push by anti-abortion activists into Democratic-controlled states. Under the draft legislation, local governments would be prevented from overriding state laws guaranteeing women’s rights to reproductive health care. Another Democr…

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