New Mexico HB 7 Passes House Health & Human Services Committee 7-3 Party Line Vote

"In 4 days we received over 2,000 petitions from citizens across the state in opposition to this dangerous bill," stated Elisa Martinez, Executive Director of New Mexico Alliance for Life. "The voices of concerned parents, doctors, and families across the state do not matter, since it appears the sponsors do not want to admit what their bill does, this is a huge red flag.

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Thank you Elisa Martinez of NM Alliance for Life for this report!

HB 7 Passes House Health & Human Services Committee 7-3 Party Line Vote

Sponsors confirm: HB 7 Applies to Every NM Public School

Santa Fe, NM- today the House Health and Human Services Committee voted on party line to pass the most radical abortion and transgender bill in the nation, the Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Health Care Freedom Act, House Bill 7. It now moves to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing. Stay tuned to NMAFL alerts for time and date of the next hearing! NMAFL was live at today’s hearing and testified before the committee about the numerous concerns including the mandate on behavior, religious freedom and conscience rights.

Representative Lord and Representative Jones confirmed they are hearing from thousands of New Mexicans who signed over 2,000 of NMAFL’s petitions submitted to the committee members. SIGN AND SHARE HERE. We must keep up the pressure! 

After numerous attempts to get a direct response to questions about the bill, including whether or not rural community health care workers would be forced to refer or perform abortions against their conscience, Representative Stefani Lord stated, “this bill is lawsuit central and opens the door for numerous lawsuits if any public employee does not wish to comply with referring or performing an abortion or transgender health care.”

“In 4 days we received over 2,000 petitions from citizens across the state in opposition to this dangerous bill,” stated Elisa Martinez, Executive Director of New Mexico Alliance for Life. “The voices of concerned parents, doctors, and families across the state do not matter, since it appears the sponsors do not want to admit what their bill does, this is a huge red flag. The bill itself redefines discrimination as any attempt to “deny, restrict or interfere with a person’s right to abortions and transgender procedure,” for a public body or employee. It violates numerous constitutional rights, conscience and religious freedoms of every New Mexican.

42 year veteran pediatric nurse, Representative Jenifer Jones asked numerous questions about the impact on children and public school teachers, she was able to confirm that indeed the bill would apply to every public school and institution.

Friends – we are excited to announce today over 2,000 Stop HB 7 Petitions have been submitted. This is INCREDIBLE — let’s keep the momentun going – share this information with 5 friends and family!

ACTION ITEMS: STOP HB 7 WHAT YOU CAN DO!

 

 

FIGH BACK! In response, New Mexico Alliance for Life has launched a statewide petition to STOP HB 7 here.

WHAT HB 7 DOES:

  • HB 7 will force all New Mexico public institutions that receive public funding and employees, such as elementary school teachers to facilitate any request for abortion and “gender-affirming” health care – despite the best interest of the child for an elective procedure: Section 3B.
  • HB 7 will penalize anyone who “directly OR indirectly” “deny, restrict or interfere with a person’s ability to access or provide reproductive health care or gender-affirming health care — despite the best interest of the child or individual:” Section 3B.
  • HB 7 seeks to ban any effort by all lawmaking bodies at the local and state level from legislating against it, “a public body or agent of a public body shall not impose or continue in effect any law, ordinance, policy or regulation that violates or conflicts with the provisions set forth in this bill:” Section 3D.
  • HB 7 violates the constitutional rights of all New Mexicans for due process, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and equal protection. It penalizes New Mexicans under threat of prosecution and civil penalties up to $5K for exercising any of these constitutional rights. Section 5C.

From New Mexico State Senator, Dr. Gregg Schmedes, the only practicing health care professional in the NM Legislature:

“As a parent and practicing physician, I am deeply concerned about HB 7 forcing teachers and public employees to facilitate elective procedures – despite the best interest of our children. There are negative impacts to the mental, physical and emotional health of any elective procedure and HB 7 completely ignores the actual science,” said State Senator, Dr. Gregg Schmedes.

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