How advocates in New Mexico are working to keep abortion legal

Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 11:23am
Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:44pm
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Erica Davis-Crump
Erica Davis-Crump

The recent leak from the U.S. Supreme Court about the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned has led to individuals and groups being forced to consider what happens to state laws related to abortion — and where the procedure will remain legal.

And will residents of states like Texas and Arizona, for example, be able to travel to New Mexico to legally have abortions? Or will efforts to put a “right to reproductive freedom” in the Arizona Constitution make a difference?

To learn more from an on-the-ground advocate, The Show spoke with Erica Davis-Crump, the former co-chair of Respect New Mexico Women coalition.

The conversation began by asking her about the lengthy process that led to the 2021 overturning of that state’s abortion ban.

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