New Mexico poised to push assisted suicide

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

euthanasia 2A pro-life activist says the state of New Mexico is at a "crossroads" over the sanctity of life and voters will decide the direction in November.

One life issue is assisted suicide, which narrowly failed to win a majority in the state legislature last session.

Vince Torres of Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico says the city councils in Albuquerque and Santa Fe have waded into the issue, passing resolutions urging lawmakers to approve assisted suicide.

"When it failed to pass in the Senate this last time, it only failed to pass by two votes," he advises.

Torres tells OneNewsNow that the state Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ruled there is no right under the state constitution to help kill others.

Now that proponents of assisted suicide have mobilized and organized, he says, there is a good possibility support for assisted suicide will grow in the Land of Enchantment. The city council resolutions suggests 

The way to fight that effort, he says, is for pro-lifers to go to the polls.

"I would say that New Mexico is at a crossroads this year on many issues," he says, "and the life issue is quickly taking center stage."

New Mexico already permits abortions through the ninth month of pregnancy with few restrictions.

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